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The following downloadable maps illustrate some of the options and styles for Surname Origin maps. As each map is a unique undertaking, the maps represent only a small selection of the choices you have when you order a Surname Origins map.

The Hardisty Surname - A rare surname, Reaney in the Dictionary of English surnames points to either Hardistys in Nesfield or Hardisty Hill in Fewston as the place name from which the suname is likely derived. In 1672 the surname was highly concentrated in Fewston and Hampsthwaite.

The Kennedy Surname, national distribution Ireland - found throughout Ireland but most noteworthy is the heavy concentration in Tipperary. (click to enlarge)

The Allison surname, South West Scotland 1851 Census - drawn on a base map created by J.H.Colton in 1855, the map  clearly demonstrates the impact of rail and road networks on 19th century surname distributions. (click to enlarge)

The Galtons of Dorset  - The small hamlet of Galton can be found southeast of Dorchester and appears in the Doomsday Book. In 1086 the land was held by the Norman knight Simon De Galton. The hamlet is likely responsible for the Galton surname and several of it's variants. (click to enlarge)

The American Daingerfields - this unusual spelling variant can be traced to Kings Stlanley and Leonard Stanley Gloucestershire in the late 16th and early 17th century. A William Daingerfield emigrated to Virginian in the mid 17th century and carried with him this peculiar  surname variant. His descendents migrated to Georgia, Alabama, Texas(Daingerfield) and California. (click to enlarge)

The Cruises of County Dublin - the map demonstrates the use of county level historic maps as a backdrop for maps based on Griffith's Valuation. (click to enlarge)

The Gannons of Ireland - the impact of the landscape on the distribution of population and surnames can readily be seen on this map of Ireland's elevation. (click to enlarge)

The American Culpeppers - found largely in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Many of the early Culpeppers were planters and their African American slaves carry their surname. Compound proportional circles are a valuable method of displaying the spatial association of the two races. (click to enlarge)

The Cornish Hockings - A national distribution map of the Hocking surname and variants is notable in that areas of surname concentration outside of Cornwall share a common industrial character, the reliance on mining as a way of life. Tin mining in Cornwall was subject to violent swings in economic activity, and it would be during these times that Cornish men would look for employment activity in the far flung mining districts of Britain. Consequently we find significant numbers of Hockings and variants in Wales, the northwest and northeast of England. (click to enlarge)




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