London’s most common surnames listed by area and origin in a natty map

London's most common surnames listed by area and origin

Data-chewing whizzkid James Cheshire has imbibed a ton of facts from the 2001 electoral register to create an interactive map showing off the most common surnames in London by area.

London's most common surnames listed by area and origin

The map shows the 15 most frequent surnames in and around London, and are colour coded according to origin, leaving the map awash with blue English and Welsh  names (Smith, Brown, Williams, Jones), lime green Scots, pink Bangladeshis (Begum, Miah and Ali), green Pakistanis, red Sikhs, lilac Jewish and Indian orange etc.

Font heights represent sample sizes and a neat sliding bar lets you view the less frequent surnames.

Check out the map here and read more about the project here.

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