One-Name Studies

What surnames appear in your family? Is the surname already being studied? Why not see if yours has been registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies?

If you put in my HUNTER surname you will see that I am studying and researching the origins, type of Surname, frequency of my Surname, and there are many variant spellings.

The Hunter DNA Project on familytreedna.com list many variants for their study: HUNTER, HUNTTER, HUNTERS, HONTERS, HUNDTERS, CASADOR, CAZADOR, CHASSEUR, HUNT, and JAGER

Key Resources

Guild of One-Name Studieshttp://www.one-name.org
Find A Gravehttp://www.findagrave.com (search your surname)
FamilySearchhttp://www.familysearch.org where there is a wiki covering surnames research and location research
Archer Software – Surname Atlas using the 1881 Census data for England and Wales – http://www.archersolftware.co.uk
Ancestryhttp://www.ancestry.com where there is a wiki, US research guides & records globally
FindmyPasthttp://www.findmypast.com records and indexes from many parts of the world
British Surnameshttp://www.britishsurnames.co.uk where the focus is on meaning, origin and history of surnames.
Surname Originshttp://www.surnamesorigins.ca about the meaning & origin of Surnames
Forebearshttp://www.forebears.io an ideal site for surname distribution
FreeBMDhttp://www.freebmd.org.uk
BehindtheNamehttp://surnames.behindthename.com/
Blogger/Teacher/Writer Julie Goucherhttp://www.anglersrest.net

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