Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Which Family Names Are Most Prevalent Where?

National Geographic put together an interactive map of the most common surnames in the U.S. by geographic region:

This picture really doesn't do it justice - check out the interactive version here.

It's also interesting to see how U.S. immigration patterns over the years as revealed by family names have remained relatively sticky.

Not surprisingly, my surname is nowhere to be found, but I hope you have more luck with yours.

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