Thursday, 31 January 2008

Surnames...

I think that I have mentioned this before, but as Year 11 were particularly interested in it this morning, I thought we'd have a reminder.

The map below shows the distribution of the surname "Ellis" within Great Britain in 1998, according to the Electoral Register.


Visit the website of the National Trust Names project and find out what your surname means, where it originates, and how far your ancesters travelled between 1881 and 1998. Leave a comment and let us know what you find out!

1 comment:

Anna.S said...

I've just searched Simpson into the National Trust Names, and found that it's actually quite a common surname in Northern Scotland including the Shetland Isles and Orkney, which is very interesting, and is not as common in Central England.
How amazing!
You learn something new everyday. :)