I came across this cool flash tool called World Names. It shows you how popular your surname is across the world.
With my Surname, Muldoon, being of Irish descent, it was no surprise to me that the most Muldoons are in Ireland. The rest are in popular colonies of the UK ie. where most British have emigrated.
Heres my stats :
Country Frequency Per Million
UNITED KINGDOM 46.98
UNITED STATES 17.53
Area Name FPM
WEST , IRELAND 610.45
NORTH EAST , IRELAND 514.45
NORTHERN IRELAND , IRELAND 514.45
MIDLANDS , IRELAND 509.21
EAST , IRELAND 486.03
NORTH WEST , IRELAND 457.58
DONEGAL , IRELAND 359.17
NORTHERN IRELAND , IRELAND 359.17
NORTHERN IRELAND , UNITED KINGDOM 342.81
DUBLIN , IRELAND 237.41
BELFAST , NORTHERN IRELAND , UNITED KINGDOM
GLASGOW , SCOTLAND , UNITED KINGDOM
LIVERPOOL , NORTH WEST , UNITED KINGDOM
EDINBURGH , SCOTLAND , UNITED KINGDOM
MANCHESTER , NORTH WEST , UNITED KINGDOM
WISHAW , SCOTLAND , UNITED KINGDOM
MOTHERWELL , SCOTLAND , UNITED KINGDOM
BIRMINGHAM , WEST MIDLANDS , UNITED KINGDOM
COOKSTOWN , NORTHERN IRELAND , UNITED KINGDOM
ST HELENS , NORTH WEST , UNITED KINGDOM
I think this is an interesting tool as for most names it shows you where the name originated and where people emigrated to as well. The top cities shows my home town, my birth place, where I went to Uni too, where I lived and worked for a year and where my brother lives now. Freaky! haha
So how popular is your surname?
Link : How popular is your surname?