January 22, 2006

Albion's Seed and Surname Mapping

You can use the Hamrick map of last name frequencies by state to see some of the themes in historian David Hackett Fischer's Albion's Seed. For example, you can see how the descendents of New England Puritans spread across the Northern tier of the country by looking at the old Puritan name "Huntington" (as in railroad tycoon Henry E. Huntington of Huntington Library and Gardens and Prof. Samuel Huntington of Harvard) as it spreads across the northern reaches of the country in this animation.

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kdiangelis said...

Hamrick map doesn't exist at this link anymore.

kdiangelis said...

There is no map at that link anymore.