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Most common surnames in Britain mapped

A team of geographers at University College London, led by Prof. Paul Longley and Muhammad¬†Adnan have created a map of the most popular surnames around Britain. http://bit.ly/17NZHcD The map shows the distribution of the top three surnames by area using … Continue reading

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Paper published in PLOS ONE

Forget Social Networks, our names link us together in cultural and ethnic communities worldwide “Our forenames and surnames are connected into distinct global networks of cultural, ethnic and linguistic communities” (http://onolytics.com ). These are revealed for the first time y … Continue reading

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National Geographic publishes UCL surname map of the U.S.

National Geographic magazine has published a tag map of US surnames compiled by geographers at University College London (UCL), James Cheshire, Paul Longley and Pablo Mateos. The February 2011 issue of National Geographic (page 22-23) includes a double spread with … Continue reading

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