Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Geography of Names

With modern travel and emigration, people aren't tied to one locality any more. Yet no matter where they live now, their last name can be an indicator of their roots.

I came across a web site that shows the concentration of last names around the world. Well, mostly; it doesn't have data from all countries. But enter in your last name and explore! And then your significant other's name, your friends', your neighbors'... at the World Names Profiler.

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