Jun 15, 2016

Mapping The Origins of Your Name

There are a number of free on line resources that you can use to look up the origins of your last name. A kind of personal GIS for your personal history. An interesting way to see the origins of some of your ancestors.

Start with the World Names site first. You will view a world map with your surname. Click on areas that have a high number of references to your name, and a larger map will display.  I have posted several maps below of research on my name so you can see what types of maps you can view.

Online Surname Distribution Maps

Country
Website
World Names
http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/
Argentina
http://www.miparentela.com/mapas-ar/
Austria
http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx
Belgium
http://www.familienaam.be/
Canada
http://www.dynastree.ca/
Czech Republic
http://www.kdejsme.cz/
England
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
England
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
England ($)
http://www.rootsuk.com/
France
http://www.geopatronyme.com/
France
http://www.genealogie.com/v2/services-nom-de-famille/
France
http://www.familleunie.fr/cartes
Germany
http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx
Germany
http://www.verwandt.de/karten/
Germany
http://www.gen-evolu.de/
Ireland
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/
Italy
http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html
Netherlands
http://www.verwant.nl/kaarten
Netherlands
http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng
Poland
http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/
Spain
https://idapadron.ine.es/fapel/FAPEL.INICIO
Spain
http://www.miparentela.com/mapas
Spain
http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/nombyapel/nombyapel.htm?L=0
Switzerland
http://www.verwandt.ch/karten/  
United Kingdom
http://www.dynastree.co.uk/maps
United Kingdom
http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames
United States
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
United States
http://www.dynastree.com/maps
Wales
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
Wales
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
Wales
http://www.rootsuk.com/






The distribution of the name 'Hollinger'

Statistics: Figures on the surname 'Hollinger'

In Switzerland there are 148 phone book entries with the surname Hollinger and approximately 394 persons with this name.
They live in 68 zip code areas . Most occurrences are in Gansingen reported, namely 13
More postcode areas with lots of occurrences are Basel region (8), swimming (7), Rheinfelden(6) Windisch (6), Zurich (804 *) (5), Binningen (5), Zurich (805 *) (4 ), Kriens (4) andK├╝snacht with 4 entries.













Click on the link below and type in your own name to see the distribution.
ancestry.com/learn/facts