Surname Profiler

This site is a lot of fun for anyone living in or coming from the UK. It will tell you how high status your surname is (click on ‘Geographical Location’ over the map), and all sorts of other pieces of fascinating information.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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3 Responses to Surname Profiler

  1. Lucyvdb7 says:

    That no good – they reckon that there were less than 100 van den Broeks on the electoral role in 1998. I guess it makes me more unique than I thought, at least!!

  2. solly says:

    Hmm, with a name like Solomon, we always assumed it was of jewish extraction, particularly as my father remembers an uncle levi, and it was noted that he bore a striking resemblance to the former Chief Rabbi. According to this, we are of greek/cypriot extraction!! it also ignores the fact that the high density in cornwall was due to people taking surnames to go on the registers, there are apparetnly a lot of biblical names down there.

  3. there’s no Shackelford results, but there are quite a lot of Shackleford.

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