Surname Map

Surname maps are maps which display and indicate the highest concentration of residents with a particular surname, or set of surnames. This information can be useful for studying the current or historic distribution of surnames, and occasionally their origin. Surname maps are generally created using population lists, such as censuses, electoral rolls, taxation records and telephone directories.

An example of a Surname Distribution Map for the Griffin surname.

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