posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 01:42 AM
I'm Canadian, and my ancestry is from multiple European countries. Apparently there aren't many of us left back in Europe, because Canada showed
extremely high (254) followed by the USA at 191. Australia had 53, which surprised me, then UK at 19 and New Zealand at 15. (also a surprise, but
fits with Australia) Ireland and Norway had 5 and 1, and the rest were under 1. Given my genealogical history, I expected Canada, USA, England and
Germany to make up the top 4, and I am 1/4 Norwegian, but on my mom's side, so it's unrelated to my surname.
Zooming in on Europe, the few places that had any people with my surname are the ones that people with that name originally came from or else the
countries that the rest of my ancestry comes from.
Just tried my mom's maiden name, and it shows up only in Canada, with a 0.46 score :p (a few other areas have grey, but the numbers must've been too
small to show up) However, my great-grandparents anglicized it when they came to Canada, so that actually makes sense. The unanglicized version has a
16 in Norway where it is from, and then spain 0.1 and USA 0.06.
Trying a bunch of names in my family tree, I think there's a bug on the website when it comes to Argentina and India. They're always showing up
with colours but never in the top ten list, except one name had India at about #5. To test that, I just tried 'mohammed' and Argentina again got
coloured, despite not being in the top 10. India was also, but it was the #1 place for that name, so it's legit that time. Just tried some more
legit names and every single time it shows up in India and Argentina, even when I'm pretty darned sure it's not common there.