The Geography of Surnames
The Geography of surnames web site is devoted to the study of English, Scottish and Irish surnames. Surnames will be examined from a geographic perspective, focusing on their distribution, patterns and origins. Examples will be drawn from areas as diverse as Cornwall, Wales, the Borders of Scotland and Ulster. In addition themes such as occupational and topographic surnames will be considered. The site is a work in progress and will be updated periodically. Topics that are being developed but not yet included are indicated on the menu as “under construction” (UC).