Choose the country from the table below you are interested in, click on the link, type in your name, and take a look at the map.
Tracing Immigrant Origins United States Emigration and Immigration Surname Distribution Maps
Sometimes it is possible to guess where a surname originated through surname distribution maps. These maps graphically display locations where surnames occurred at different periods in time. This strategy provides genealogists with a starting point for research in the birth country, when that information cannot be discovered through sources recorded in the new country of settlement. It works particularly well for less-common surnames and among families that have stayed in the same European locations for centuries.