What’s in a Name?

Ever wondered where exactly you surname is from? There’s now a cool service from the UK that maps the locations of surnames back in 1881 and then 1998. See how your ancesters and family have moved about or get an insight into your family origins.

My own surname was quite prolific in Truro in 1881, but by 1998 it had all but disappeared. Opens up all sorts of questions around what has happened and where all of us ended up…

http://www.nationaltrustnames.org.uk/Surnames.aspx