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Date: 09/30/08 04:02 AM

83 Responses to Global Surname Mapping

  1. Profile photo of Vikstar
    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    September 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    Link: Global Surname Mapping - Which country is most populated with people with your same last name?
  2. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:12 am
    Hah...Australia :D and THEN great britain...cool :D
  3. Profile photo of keatonatron
    keatonatron Male 18-29
    679 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:18 am
    Seems a bit incomplete. Just about everything I searched for showed Australia as the top country. I tried searching for a Chinese surname, and although it recognizes it as a Chinese name, it showed Japan as the top country with China not even showing up on the list. How could the millions of Chinese people with that name not make China the number one country?
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    keatonatron Male 18-29
    679 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:20 am
    Reading the FAQ, I assume all their data comes from Enlgish-only phone directories, so for any African, Asian, or Middle Eastern names, you can really only search amongst the people who have emigrated.
  5. Profile photo of billy-bawb
    billy-bawb Male 18-29
    331 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:30 am
    is a damn good start, but like mentioned it needs to be expanded, the idea is all there but simply needs to be expanded. i like how u can zoom in and see the number f first names etc.....and the regions per country and city. it would be amazing if 100% complete would be SUCH a useful tool, but is good as it stand kudos to the makers!
  6. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:36 am
    There`s more Hitlers in Normandy and Dehli than in Austria. Wonder why that is?
  7. Profile photo of Iroj
    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:50 am
    Wow this is nifty!
  8. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:00 am
    Amusing. Apparently my surname originated from Slovenia.

    Where`s my thick eyebrows?! Damn these gene dilutions.

  9. Profile photo of gchimmel
    gchimmel Female 18-29
    667 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:02 am
    My surname I know for a fact is from Cuba, and it didn`t say Cuba at all.
  10. Profile photo of gchimmel
    gchimmel Female 18-29
    667 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:12 am
    I just checked and it has my surname for the state I used to live in! Creepy.
  11. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:16 am
    haha

    You are likely to find "Anus"` in Serbia.
    You will find "Puke"s in New Zealand
    Austria is the best place to get "Hummer"s

    And

    The only country with "Queer"`s is the USA...some of which may be on vacation in Germany.

  12. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5976 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:20 am
    O.o Australia?! No wonder I love that country so much!
  13. Profile photo of Phloid
    Phloid Male 18-29
    21 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:36 am
    Knew exactly where my name comes from, this just confirmed it. The real surprise was my mother`s maiden name. I was always told it was German, turns out that the name is Polish.
  14. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:43 am
    My name, Mailhot, is more popular in Canada than where it originates from, France.

    Sadly, the only other Mailhot I have ever met, was a Mormon from California....and she was creepy.

  15. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:45 am
    But then again, it`s pretty useless for people like me who doesn`t have a proper surname.

    Anyone heard of a Nik before?

  16. Profile photo of cssasukerulz
    cssasukerulz Male 18-29
    62 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:49 am
    wow my last , trotta is is between blue and dark blue on most major continents
  17. Profile photo of SwissNipsUK
    SwissNipsUK Male 18-29
    766 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:53 am
    Seems weird that my last name " Baertsch" which is Swiss ( Hence my name :) , would have so many people in the USA with it :-/
  18. Profile photo of necros
    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:03 am
    well thats unusual my last name is most prevalent in new zealand. yet im english, i can kind of see how that happend. england rummaging other countries FTW.
  19. Profile photo of necros
    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:04 am
    btw china,korea and a tonne of countries are not included.
  20. Profile photo of yaimhere
    yaimhere Female 18-29
    72 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:29 am
    Apparently my last name is rare, and the map only maps places where people have registered with that name. So there could be others who just aren`t on the map...yet.
  21. Profile photo of BoNe_Juggalo
    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:49 am
    Wow... A lot of people in Canada have the last name Assman.
  22. Profile photo of BoNe_Juggalo
    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:50 am
    A quite a few of you U.K. blokes have Balls as your surname.
  23. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
    2132 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:52 am
    my lst name is pure irish, like me, but somehow there were somewhat high concentraions in australlia and medium concentrations in argentina
  24. Profile photo of BoNe_Juggalo
    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:52 am
    Are there is an impressive number of Wangs in Australia.
  25. Profile photo of BoNe_Juggalo
    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:54 am
    Jesus Christ... There is a high concentration of people with the last name Penis in Spain and France.
  26. Profile photo of drixishot
    drixishot Male 18-29
    369 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:56 am
    im swiss german yay!
  27. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:58 am
    Huh. Australia, UK, and then New Zealand have lots of Hills.

    I wish this map had more than a handful of countries, sure is missing a LOT.

  28. Profile photo of BoNe_Juggalo
    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:58 am
    Out of every million people in India, 4 of them have the last name Sh_it.
  29. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 7:04 am
    well that was obivious. mostly the uk, usa and australia have my surname.
  30. Profile photo of schorschie
    schorschie Male 13-17
    42 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 7:08 am
    schorsch is german
    mroz is polish
  31. Profile photo of schorschie
    schorschie Male 13-17
    42 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 7:09 am
    im trying to figure out why this was put under "entertainment"
  32. Profile photo of Roduku
    Roduku Male 50-59
    450 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 7:21 am
    looks like the bitches are mostly in France and the pimps in U.K. I wonder how that`s working out...
  33. Profile photo of Vikstar
    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 7:38 am
    Wow, that`s weird, I thought it didn`t go through when I submitted it! Glad it got posted :)

    My surname appears at a frequency of 63.66 per million in Germany and hardly anywhere else!

  34. Profile photo of Saragato
    Saragato Female 18-29
    721 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 8:09 am
    Not surprised mine had around 543 per million in Germany, considering my Grandfather`s an immigrant from Germany.
  35. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 8:13 am
    6.59 Families per million in UK
    1.15 FPM in Canada
    Heh, thought it was a pretty uncommon name :P
  36. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 8:16 am
    The amount of people with the last name Pepsi is scary... especially as the top first name is Cola..
  37. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 8:17 am
    Not surprised, Germany. Although it was interesting to see an appreciable number in Argentina. Silly Nazis fleeing Nuremberg...
  38. Profile photo of bergeracman
    bergeracman Male 18-29
    100 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 8:51 am
    woohoo i`m celtic, even though i`m half japanese as well >_<
  39. Profile photo of artistchick7
    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:10 am
    Its amusing how my last name is hispanic, yet it is most found in Luxembourg. How random.
  40. Profile photo of jdjd5883
    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
    883 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:17 am
    didnt work for me wtf
  41. Profile photo of WolfStar
    WolfStar Female 18-29
    455 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:26 am
    I didn`t really need that to know where most of the Joneses are...
  42. Profile photo of dreadqueen00
    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
    331 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:49 am
    High concentration in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the highest in Ireland, because my last name is Celtic.
  43. Profile photo of woomanfoo
    woomanfoo Male 18-29
    536 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:01 am
    "Anyone heard of a Nik before?"

    ...This is basically completely irrelevant, but that`s my first name.

  44. Profile photo of runawaylolly
    runawaylolly Female 18-29
    90 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:31 am
    AUSTRIA 1.19
    UNITED STATES 0.31

    I`m not surprised, my last name isn`t that popular, at all.

  45. Profile photo of Remero
    Remero Male 13-17
    2 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:50 am
    Country FPM
    SWEDEN 1130.01
    NORWAY 92.46
    DENMARK 38.86
    CANADA 16.73
    UNITED STATES 16.13

    Guess where i`m from xD

  46. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:05 am
    SPAIN 8153.92
    ARGENTINA 1636.55
    UNITED STATES 706.63
    FRANCE 290.97
    CANADA 84.35


    BARCELONA , CATALU?A , SPAIN
    MADRID , MADRID , SPAIN
    MIAMI , FLORIDA , UNITED STATES
    LOS ANGELES , CALIFORNIA , UNITED STATES
    LAS PALMAS , ISLAS CANARIAS , SPAIN

    Apparently my last name is really common

  47. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
    1074 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:18 am
    UNITED KINGDOM 0.26

    i win!

  48. Profile photo of madmax11
    madmax11 Male 18-29
    733 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:32 am
    UK 0.26
    most uncommon!
  49. Profile photo of Dr4k
    Dr4k Male 18-29
    575 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:35 am
    GERMANY 24.68
    DENMARK 4.23
    UNITED STATES 4.14
    SWEDEN 1.26
    CANADA 0.46
    UNITED KINGDOM 0.04
  50. Profile photo of Bucky Katt
    Bucky Katt Female 18-29
    216 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:38 am
    It won`t work for me )-|

    I type my name but it keeps coming up with a error in the lower left corner of the screen..wtf?

  51. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:38 am
    CANADA 39.2
    UNITED STATES 0.9
    BELGIUM 0.57
    GERMANY 0.05
    FRANCE 0.05
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    Bucky Katt Female 18-29
    216 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:43 am
    I have to hold down Ctrl to get it to work..

    Madien name:
    IRELAND 944.55
    AUSTRALIA 152.61
    UNITED KINGDOM 97.09
    NEW-ZEALAND 90.13
    CANADA 80.23

    Married Name:
    UNITED STATES 1.24
    UNITED KINGDOM 0.15

    lol what a huge difference!

  53. Profile photo of Poreka
    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:43 am
    A lot of people in Canada, Australia and the UK share the same surname as me.
  54. Profile photo of Midnightlake
    Midnightlake Female 18-29
    449 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:58 am

    AUSTRALIA 83.1
    UNITED KINGDOM 25.97
    LUXEMBOURG 8.5
    BELGIUM 4.3
    NEW-ZEALAND 3.22

    Thats dumb its a greek cypriot name and Cyprus isn`t even on it.

  55. Profile photo of rro
    rro Female 13-17
    182 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:11 pm
    Country FPM
    ARGENTINA 0.48
    UNITED STATES 0.16

    Aww. :(
    My surname`s Arabic/Lebanese though. :D I`m half terrorist >:D

  56. Profile photo of maehara
    maehara Female 18-29
    27 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    maiden name:
    HUNGARY 74.29
    SERBIA 73.33
    SLOVENIA 40.6
    INDIA 33.36
    ITALY 17.01

    married name:
    AUSTRALIA 487.22
    UNITED KINGDOM 464.02
    IRELAND 358.28
    CANADA 289.51
    NEW-ZEALAND 231.75

  57. Profile photo of J4Y
    J4Y Male 13-17
    382 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    AUSTRALIA 2363.47
    UNITED KINGDOM 2352.51
    NEW-ZEALAND 1813.25
    UNITED STATES 1256.62
    CANADA 570.76
  58. Profile photo of Deejay89
    Deejay89 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm
    And here I thought my name was rare.
    ARGENTINA 646.83
    SPAIN 78.26
    UNITED STATES 13.34
    SWITZERLAND 12.14
    FRANCE 9.32
    INDIA 5.92
    NEW-ZEALAND 3.22
    UNITED KINGDOM 3.18
    BELGIUM 1.43
    NORWAY 1.41
  59. Profile photo of cabbitt
    cabbitt Female 18-29
    312 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    UNITED STATES 21.78
    CANADA 6.65
    UNITED KINGDOM 3.02
    NORWAY 0.28
    GERMANY 0.09
  60. Profile photo of boris277
    boris277 Male 13-17
    84 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    mine beats you all!

    Country FPM
    UNITED KINGDOM 0.2

  61. Profile photo of frumgf
    frumgf Female 18-29
    164 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    JAPAN 0.33

    but my name is jewish...???

  62. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
    1226 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    NETHERLANDS 18.09
    LUXEMBOURG 8.5
    BELGIUM 2.01
    GERMANY 1.28
    NEW-ZEALAND 1.07

    The Netherlands...is the correct answer! 95 % of my family lives in the Netherlands =]
    Although I don`t quite understand...since when is my surname Jewish?

  63. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 2:36 pm
    I can`t get any South American or Central American countries to come up, except for Argentina. I can`t get Brazil or Portugal, even if I put in a completely Portuguese name. What gives?
  64. Profile photo of xRedheadx3
    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
    2045 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    ARGENTINA 3996.89
    SPAIN 2713.43
    UNITED STATES 425.22
    AUSTRALIA 7.21
    FRANCE 55.47


    damn, my surname is popular[:

  65. Profile photo of 3020
    3020 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    apparently alot of people in spain have the surname "penis"
  66. Profile photo of subs
    subs Female 18-29
    65 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    well most of my name is in canada...i have family in 3 of the 5 cities they listed...but since when is my last name spanish??? its german!
  67. Profile photo of d27and
    d27and Female 13-17
    111 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    Only country it said for mine was United States. 0.71. And my surname is Armenian. -.- They didn`t even know the origin. Ha ha, map. I win.
  68. Profile photo of MissMage
    MissMage Female 18-29
    697 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:14 pm
    Why does it only cover like 5 countries? Lame. I know for a fact my name is fairly common in deep dark mexico and not at all common in the US.

    My family namesake has yet to make it across the border.

  69. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    WTF New Zealand!? For real?
  70. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    ountry FPM
    NEW-ZEALAND 386.26
    AUSTRALIA 316.48
    UNITED KINGDOM 284.43
    UNITED STATES 242.46
    CANADA 169.17

    Not too commmon...

  71. Profile photo of IceCreamYay
    IceCreamYay Female 13-17
    81 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    ...apparently, my last name is popular in Ireland. xD
  72. Profile photo of tuxman4
    tuxman4 Male 13-17
    368 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    I typed in Nguyen and got Australia as the top country...

    (Not my real last name, just testing something I know is more popular in Asia than in Australia or the U.S.)

  73. Profile photo of norwish
    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    I`m having fun making up names and checking if they exist. =D
    Arse
    Shet...
    both of those exist. =D
    And there`s a crapload of Focker`s in Canada and Germany.
  74. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
    918 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 6:38 pm
    My family used to have a different last name then we do now, and when I searched the old one, nothing came up..
  75. Profile photo of schorschie
    schorschie Male 13-17
    42 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 7:08 pm
    apparently i have a lot of family in North Dakota...

    O_o

  76. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
    1653 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    my dad was on the list of top forenames.
    And there`s a lot of us in hawaii and L.A. O.o
  77. Profile photo of Kisato
    Kisato Female 18-29
    695 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    United Kingdom. Woooo~
  78. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:38 pm
    Italian and Arabic. Who knew?
  79. Profile photo of gigglygiggle
    gigglygiggle Male 18-29
    225 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 2:03 am
    Apparently, c*ck is a popular surname in Australia.
  80. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 12:05 pm
    Germany and so not surprised.
  81. Profile photo of ambercooper
    ambercooper Female 18-29
    309 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    Top Region: Nova Scotia, Canada...which is exactly where I`m from I guess that means my names is rare eh? And apparently no one outside of Canada has my last name(which isn`t the same as my screenname btw)
  82. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    Mcdonald. Newzealand then Australia. Odd.
  83. Profile photo of amstein99
    amstein99 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    October 5, 2008 at 1:14 pm
    It tried to tell me that "Stein" is Hebrew. It`s "stone" in German! Who writes these things? Sheesh.

    Not surprised to find it all over Germany, though; especially the high frequency in Hessen, where I was born. Looks like a cool site, though. I hope they expand it once they get their facts straight :)

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