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Monday, January 30, 2006

British Surname Tracer

If you have a British surname, you can find the areas of highest concentration for your name at the Surname Profiler.

The North European half of my heritage seems to have lived between Galashiels and Carlisle. My folks were Southern Scots and Northern Limeys, before they migrated to the Gulf coast of Florida and the mills of the Carolinas.


At 6:06 PM, Blogger GG said...

Jakers! Seems my family were highlanders and lowlanders of Scotland, some lowland English and Welsh.

At 10:13 AM, Anonymous pep said...

My father's surname is scattered all over the south of England, but most concentrated in Cornwall, which explains much about the wanderlust on his side of the family.

My mom's folks (Allred) are another matter entirely. In the 1800s map they were in one place, and one place only--Lancashire, concentrated in Wigan and Bolton and Leigh.[As an aside, those who came to America plopped down in the Randolph/Chatham county area of North Carolina, where by God you'll still find most of the Allreds today]. By the 1990s they had spread out some--to an immediately adjacent district, with a smattering a bit further south. Mind, this is the side of the family where all the Autistic Spectrum conditions are, so it is no surprise they haven't spread out much or gone away from the familiar, travel being anathema to an autistic person. Besides, there's a whole world right in one's backyard--why bother abandoning all that for something less familiar and possibly less interesting.

Like the Tao Te Ching says, "the farther one travels/the less one knows." And, to Gerry And The Pacemaker's invitation to "ferry/cross the Mersey" we answer with Jennifer Trynan, who sang "it'd be just like here/but we'd be there/I think I'll just stay home."


At 8:39 AM, Blogger Sandy said...

I put mine in just for fun and it came up unclassified...nothing in the registry.

Damn us Vikings..haha..

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Chai-rista said...

Bloody Vikings!!! hahaha!!


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