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Hopper
09-15-2008, 03:55 PM
Explore your surname (http://www.publicprofiler.org/worldnames/Default.aspx)


This is my surname.

FRANCE 1701.24 (frequency per million people)
LUXEMBOURG 654.66
CANADA 605.6
BELGIUM 438.23
SWITZERLAND 176.99

This is my mom's maiden name

ITALY 28.57
ARGENTINA 9.91
UNITED STATES 0.56
UNITED KINGDOM 0.22
FRANCE 0.1

Sarevok
09-15-2008, 03:57 PM
LOL... I didn't expect it to find my name... :|

NETHERLANDS 19.05
CANADA 0.23
UNITED STATES 0.11

Nazbaque
09-15-2008, 04:03 PM
Awww they haven't added Finland on it yet:( :(

Cary Sedai
09-15-2008, 04:10 PM
DENMARK 1221.35
GERMANY 299.21
LUXEMBOURG 204.05
HUNGARY 162.72
SWITZERLAND 149.51
:D

ShadowbaneX
09-15-2008, 04:32 PM
http://www.picamatic.com/show/2008/09/16/01/30/1017801_167x335.jpg

Hummm, with that many people with my surname in that part of the world, I'm wondering what they did to get shipped down there. 0.o

Cary Sedai
09-15-2008, 04:34 PM
Hummm, with that many people with my surname in that part of the world, I'm wondering what they did to get shipped down there. 0.o

LOL - was thinking the same about another name I checked... Australia is dark blue.

Cary Sedai
09-15-2008, 04:48 PM
PD's surname:

GERMANY 103.08
NETHERLANDS 25.68
DENMARK 15.61
UNITED STATES 12.76
NEW ZEALAND 11.8

I'm posting this because he wanted ME to look it up. I said "do it yourself" and then he whined at me saying "unfair & I have a reasearch fairy, who does NO research" He bullied me into it! :p

tworiverswoman
09-15-2008, 05:19 PM
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g7/tworiverswoman/temp%20files/Clipboard01-1.jpg

Though I shouldn't have been -- my name appears to be 99% found in the English-speaking countries only.

I was only surprised that it was Canada that got top billing...

Crispin's Crispian
09-15-2008, 05:21 PM
Interesting. Mine is found ONLY in the US.

tworiverswoman
09-15-2008, 05:26 PM
Wow -- that site has some sophistication to it. I put in Sare's surname just to see -- and found I could "fine-tune" the world map -- zooming in to greater and greater detail.

Sare -- your last name breaks down to three areas -- Groningen, Flevoland and Utrecht, in that order of color coding.

Fun program. Wonder if it's just using Phone Book info or Tax rolls...

DeiwosTheSkyGod
09-15-2008, 05:32 PM
POLAND 19.21
CANADA 1.6
SWEDEN 1.26
GERMANY 0.61
UNITED STATES 0.45

Figured.

Anaiya Sedai
09-15-2008, 06:06 PM
My surname:
Top Countries
AUSTRIA 1.59
GERMANY 0.09
FRANCE 0.05

My mum's:
CANADA 9.63
HUNGARY 3.54
BELGIUM 2.01
SWITZERLAND 1.92
AUSTRIA 1.59
SWEDEN 1.26
GERMANY 0.68
ITALY 0.57
FRANCE 0.54
UNITED STATES 0.34

weirdly enough - no romania on there.

Verin Mathwin
09-15-2008, 07:15 PM
Top Countries
Country FPM
UNITED STATES 155.32
CANADA 37.82
AUSTRALIA 21.49
UNITED KINGDOM 18.94
NEW ZEALAND 6.44

irerancincpkc
09-15-2008, 07:32 PM
IRELAND 1063.86
UNITED KINGDOM 276.08
NEW ZEALAND 252.14
AUSTRALIA 245.03
UNITED STATES 244.52

jason wolfbrother
09-15-2008, 07:41 PM
Country FPM
UNITED STATES 40.26
CANADA 1.83
AUSTRIA 0.4
IRELAND 0.34
UNITED KINGDOM 0.22
NETHERLANDS 0.21
GERMANY 0.11
FRANCE 0.05


no real surprise there ;)

Brita
09-15-2008, 08:36 PM
Married Name: Top Country (by far) Canada

Maiden Name: Top Country Norway

cottillion
09-15-2008, 11:11 PM
Wow my last name wasn't very surprising but my mothers maiden name came up:

UNITED STATES 9.95
CANADA 2.75
GERMANY 0.09

It's wierd because I know a lot of unrelated people from a few different regions with the last name. I thought it was relatively common.

Yuri33
09-16-2008, 03:24 AM
The site is skewed towards Western countries, probably because obtaining accurate records in poorer areas is more difficult. There's no way my surname is more popular in the US than it is in India.

Interestingly, the top three cities listed for my surname were all in the US, and happen to be those cities where my extended family are located.

Terez
09-16-2008, 03:36 AM
All my homies are down under.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/Terez27/Picture2-8.png

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/Terez27/Picture4-7.png

Mum's maiden name:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/Terez27/Picture6-3.png

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/Terez27/Picture5-3.png

Sarevok
09-16-2008, 04:09 AM
Mother's maiden name... this can't be right:

Country FPM
GERMANY 1.61
UNITED STATES 0.01

Ishara
09-16-2008, 07:40 AM
SPAIN 22579.85
ARGENTINA 14724.26
UNITED STATES 666.91
SWITZERLAND 439.58
FRANCE 348.76

And yet, not even the country where my family is from...huh. Switzerland?!

Davian93
09-16-2008, 08:06 AM
AUSTRALIA 17.09
NEW ZEALAND 5.36
CANADA 3.67
GERMANY 2.68
UNITED STATES 0.28

Yeah, I have a less popular last name.