Locate My Name – a Distribution of Names Across Regions

Locate My Name is a web site that promises to help you find distribution of names across countries and regions. The site mainly focuses on surnames, because more people with the same surname in a place, means something: either those people are in the region since long ago and the name originates from there or nearby, or members of the same family for some reason relocated there. The Locate My Name website is mainly used for finding origins of names, curiosity, entertainment and genealogy research.

locatemyname-screenshot

The following countries are available today: Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

The searches are quick and easy. A search for my own surname displays the following results:

  1. CA = 1392
  2. NY = 873
  3. MI = 866
  4. FL = 774
  5. WA = 670
  6. TX = 652
  7. MN = 531
  8. MA = 517
  9. IL = 447
  10. PA = 360

I had no idea the name was so popular in California!

I also found it interesting that the Locate My Name site also lists web sites that have the surname in the URL, such as: http://bankofeastman.com.

You can find this and more at the Locate My Name web site at: http://www.locatemyname.com.

2 Comments

The site seems a little clunky with an advertising banner blocking the search box and once searched it blocks the sites text.

Like

Either I missed it, or the source of the data isn’t clear. I searched several surnames and found the results to be questionable based on what I know.

Like

Leave a Reply

Name and email address are required. Your email address will not be published.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <pre> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> 

%d bloggers like this: