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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

where your family originates

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Where is YOUR surname from? Site claims to guess where your family originates - and it reveals how common your name is

Named web app claims to guess where your surname originates from
A new web app, designed by geographers at University College London, uses data from the Consumer Data Research Centre to return where the surname is most concentrated in the UK (pictured top), in comparison to the general population of the area. The heat maps show the highest likelihood in red, with the lowest in pale yellow. It claims that it can even predict where a couple likely met, based on both of their surnames (pictured bottom).
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