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vidcapper
post Jul 7 2018, 03:30 PM
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It can show you in which part of the UK your surname is most common,

http://named.publicprofiler.org/

Obviously it only works if you *are* from the UK. tongue.gif

In my case, the Hyett's are very much concentrated around Gloucestershire.
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post Jul 7 2018, 03:34 PM
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A few “low” patches all over the place in Scotland (which is understandable considering the Hannay name itself is Scottish) then randomly there’s a super high concentration of us near Brighton blink.gif
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post Jul 7 2018, 03:39 PM
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post Jul 7 2018, 03:47 PM
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Mines is Correct regarding Scotland. My surname is exclusive to the southwest where my hometown is unless people have moved to other parts of the country. In England my surname is really popular on the southern coast.
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post Jul 7 2018, 04:08 PM
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I've seen a few of this type of distribution before on ancestry websites, hence why I know that mine is pretty much exclusive to the South-West & Cornwall, there's a clan of us in charge of important positions in the Cornish mafia, after all.
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post Jul 7 2018, 04:32 PM
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Interesting that my surname seems strongest in the East Midlands - probably with Nottingham or Leicester as the epicentre. Whereas where I'm from is fairly average - there's a strong patch in N.Ireland as well which I expected.
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post Jul 7 2018, 07:37 PM
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Lol, mine is most strongest in my hometown!
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post Jul 7 2018, 07:51 PM
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Mine is strongest in the village where my family are from in Shropshire, and the village that's named after my last name. No surprise there.
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post Jul 7 2018, 08:03 PM
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post Jul 7 2018, 08:17 PM
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‘Watson’ is very highly concentrated around Newcastle Upon Tyne and a bit around Glasgow, but is pretty low in N. Ireland where my dads actually from lol
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post Jul 7 2018, 08:33 PM
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Mine is strongest in stoke on Trent, where I’m from! I guess there aren’t that many of us. The amount of times I have to repeat my surname, or spell it out, and people STILL get it wrong just proves that we’re a rare breed 😂
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post Jul 8 2018, 06:45 AM
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Northwest Scotland and Liverpool are the two areas where my surname is most common. Liverpool is where my grandfather was from. There also seems to be slightly higher concentrations in Dundee and south of London.
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post Jul 8 2018, 12:04 PM
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Theres loads of us between Edinburgh and Glasgow but it seems to be more on the Edinburgh side which is kinda surprising as I'm from just outside of Glasgow and all my dad's side of the family are Glasweigan too. Then theres loads in Ireland around Belfast and Derry laugh.gif

I put in my mums maiden name just out of curiosity and there's literally none in Glasgow or even Edinburgh, they're all in Dundee which is so random??? I don't even have family there lmao, There's a few up north towards Aberdeen as well but that's literally the only areas that are highlighted, with my actual surname there were loads of areas in scotland highlighted, even up in Fife etc
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post Jul 8 2018, 02:52 PM
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My name is strongest... nearly everywhere bar Northern Ireland tongue.gif I guess having what I believe is the most common surname in the country doesn't lend itself well to this x

(it guessed that me and Jade met somewhere in Wales, not quite x)
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post Jul 8 2018, 03:00 PM
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Most concentrated around Newcastle & generally scattered through the North - not a great deal from where I'm from!
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post Jul 8 2018, 04:20 PM
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Large concentrations in York & Hull (not far out and my dad is from Hull so that fits) and quite a big bit just north of Newcastle (which doesn't fit).
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post Jul 8 2018, 04:25 PM
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Most around the West County for my surname.
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post Monday, 06:03 AM
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I have an Irish surname so unsurprisingly NI is basically entirely red. Big patch around Greater Manchester up to around Liverpool and Chester, which is where my family are actually from, and then Greater Glasgow and the M8 corridor was lit up too. Oddly, so was Stranraer


My mums maiden name gave a map that was basically just coloured in
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post Monday, 06:15 AM
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QUOTE(PeteFromLeeds @ Jul 8 2018, 05:20 PM) *
Large concentrations in York & Hull (not far out and my dad is from Hull so that fits) and quite a big bit just north of Newcastle (which doesn't fit).


Probably just an especially prolific ancestor moving there many generations ago. wink.gif
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