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 list many variants for their study: HUNTER, HUNTTER, HUNTERS, HONTERS, HUNDTERS, CASADOR, CAZADOR, CHASSEUR, HUNT, and JAGER

Key Resources

Guild of One-Name Studies
Find A Grave (search your surname)
FamilySearch where there is a wiki covering surnames research and location research
Archer Software – Surname Atlas using the 1881 Census data for England and Wales –
Ancestry where there is a wiki, US research guides & records globally
FindmyPast records and indexes from many parts of the world
British Surnames where the focus is on meaning, origin and history of surnames.
Surname Origins about the meaning & origin of Surnames
Forebears an ideal site for surname distribution
Blogger/Teacher/Writer Julie Goucher

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