Monday, December 10, 2012

Austrian Surname Maps

Austrian Surnames Distribution is possible by means of

http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen



Sometimes it's difficult to switch between German and Austrian mapping... but we can find some interesting examples:

Dispesion of Schwarzenneger name.

The second website is from the group of www.dynastree.com, which embraces more than dozens sites for various countries:

http://www.verwandt.at/


Map for surname Berger.


Even through these websites, we can see that surnames are not limited by administrative boundaries.
For instance, here you are the Austrian repartition of family name HÖCK:


But its distribution would be more understandable while comparing Germany and Austria:


By so doing, we may conclude that surnames landscape represent rather gradual continuum than clustering zones.