Where does your surname come from?

Welcome to RootsMap - the best website to help find the origin of your surname.

RootsMap create unique Surname Distribution Maps for Great Britain (England, Scotland & Wales) and Ireland.

Surname Distribution Maps show, in an interesting and visual way, where a surname originated - and makes a colourful addition to your family history files.

Our surname search tools allow you to search for your surname in either Great Britain or Ireland.

Every Surname Distribution Map is individually produced and can be purchased as a PDF file that you download to your computer and print yourself or as an A4 or A3 map.

We can post the A4 or A3 maps, laminated or non-laminated to any address anywhere in the world.

Use the surname search tools below to begin the search for your Surname Distribution Map.

You can request that we add a new name to our database or contact us for further information

To search the GB database, enter a surname here

To search the Ireland database, enter a surname here

GB - 1881 Census data is used to produce a map showing the distribution of the name by place of birth.

Ireland - Griffith's Valuation in mid-C19th is used to produce a map showing household distribution of the surname.