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Ancestry.com - English and Welsh Surname Dictionary
Describes the origin of each surname, indicating from where and from what the surname is derived. It also provides information on variant spellings, pronunciations, and other related names. Available by fee-based subscription.
Surname Studies (formerly Modern British Surnames)
Surname Studies is devoted to the resources available for the study of the distribution, incidence and statistical analysis of the surnames of Britain, mainly post-1837, and primarily as a mass phenomenon.
Surnames, Genes and the History of Britain
Surnames and genetic structure - a molecular analysis using Y-chromosomal DNA polymorphisms. The aim of the project was to explore the relationship between Y chromosome types and English surnames. From Professor Mark A. Jobling, University of Leicester.