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

James, Pablo and Paul attract double spread

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

National Geographic magazine has published a tag map of US surnames compiled by James Cheshire, Professor Paul Longley and Dr Pablo Mateos.

The February 2011 issue of National Geographic (page 22-23) included a double spread with this innovative map of the most common surnames by State. This new view of the United States shows centuries of history, echoing some of America’s great immigration sagas. The predominant surnames in each state were complied from phone directories. Software then identified the probable provenances of the 181 names that emerged.

An on-line version of the map and article is available at: http://blogs.ngm.com/blog_central/2011/01/whats-in-a-surname.html

 

For more details, see: http://pablomateos.com/2011/01/31/national-geographic-publishes-ucl-surname-map-of-the-u-s/


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