Wednesday, February 15, 2006

U.S. Surname Distribution

U.S. Surname Distribution shows how America's 50,000 most common surnames spread geographically from 1850 to 1990. Data from 1850, 1880, and 1920 was taken from census sampling; 1990 data was drawn from telephone books. Select "All Years" to watch a surname infect the nation like an Ebola outbreak.