The Great Britain Family Name Mapping website presents the findings of a project based at University College London (UCL) that investigated the geography of surnames in Great Britain, both current and historic. It allows users to search the databases that they have created, and to trace the geography and history of their family names.
To search for the geographical distribution of surnames within Great Britain in 1881 and 1998, visit the “public profiler gbnames” website and click on the blue circle titled “Search for a Surname.” The website can be accessed by selecting the following link. [Go there now…]
The maps below represent the distribution of the surname “Webb” in England in 1881 and 1998. The “public profiler gbnames” website also has maps showing the distribution of British surnames throughout the entire World. All the maps produced on the website are accompanied by detailed statistical data including, Frequency and Ethnicity and Geographical Location.