Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Creative use of names

A really smart little project here by a couple of guys (names on the site), who have used publically avaliable data to map, ward by ward, the most common surnames. London Names therefore becomes a map of the most common ethnic communities in each area.

Its a really fascinating study, and well worth taking a look at, there are a few surprises in there.

There's also the equally smart World Names, which tracks surnames globally. Apparently my name is popular in Australia, North America and some of Western Europe. What a shocker.
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