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This article was published on January 24, 2011

    London’s Most Popular Surnames Visualised

    London’s Most Popular Surnames Visualised
    Matt Brian
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    James Cheshire of Spatial Analysis, having finished a project National Geographic, has used his research and design skills to creative 15 typographic maps to show the most popular surnames across London.

    Comprising of 983 geographical units, each map lists 2379 individual surnames (15,000 in total), scaling each surname label to who how many people share the same surname in the same area.

    If you can’t find your surname, there is a tool that can show you interesting statistics and maps of where other people share your name.

    The above image is just a small subsection of London surnames, to view the entire map, you can click here.