Fun mapping your name to a location

The last mention here of the fun to be had with the Name Profiler was back in January 2008. The academics who created that website, which profiles how your family have moved around the UK, based purely on your surname, have produced an updated version. This is from their press release,

The new website, Namedpredicts where lovers met (or could potentially meet) using surnames – you could even use it to see if it can correctly guess where you met your Valentine!

The website, invites users to enter two surnames. It then generates a ‘heat map’ of the geographic concentrations of the two names overlaid on top of one another, thus identifying areas where the couple most probably met.

Go on, have a go. It’s a bit of fun.

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