Sunday, January 23, 2011

Map of the most common family names in the US

Geographers at University College London used phone directories to find the predominant surnames in each state. They created a map of the US showing which family name is most prominent in each area. America is a nation of Smiths, Johnsons, and Sullivans—but also of Garcias and Nguyens.

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Read full article here: NGM Blog Central - What's in a Surname? - National Geographic Magazine -

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