Here’s a Global Heatmap of People with Your Last Name

What’s in a name? A hell of a lot of data, it turns out.

Dictionary of 50,000 surnames and their origins published

Four-year study by linguists and historians of British and Irish records back to 11th century analyses family names

What Does Your German Surname Say About You?

German-Americans are the largest single ethnic group in the U.S. If you are one of 46 million Americans with German ancestry, your surname could yield some interesting clues to your family history.

Most common surnames in Britain and Ireland revealed

The most common surnames in Britain and Ireland - and their origins - are revealed by researchers.

Who Do You Think You Are?: Trailer

Programme page: Who Do You Think You Are? is back with another line-up of stars including Danny Dyer, Amanda Holden and Cheryl.

Italian law requiring children to take father's name 'unlawful'

Court judgment welcomed by campaigners as milestone in battle against outdated patriarchal views in Italy

How to find the maiden names of women in your family tree

Finding the maiden names of women in your family tree doesn't have to be a struggle!

Does your last name indicate royal blood?

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Might you be related to a famous person?

Use several of the online sites to help track down famous ancestors. Potential celebs in your family tree while researching genealogy.

What’s in a (Maiden) Name?

Many years ago I received the birth certificate for my great-grandfather James Thomas, born in Medomsley, County Durham, England in 1862.   I knew his parents to be William and Susan Thomas, but I …

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