What's in a name? The frequency and geographic distributions of UK surnames


  • Fiona is doing a PhD on long-tailed discrete distributions supported by an MRC Capacity Building Studentship.


Are you a Smith, a Featherstonehaugh-Cholomondely-Warnock or a Begum? Your surname can reveal the social history of where you live. Fiona McElduff, Pablo Mateos, Angie Wade and Mario Cortina Borja investigate.