Thursday, March 07, 2013

Surname Distribution Map

Today I have been alerted to a new Italian surname distribution map called CognoMix.Thanks go to the Guild Face Book page for this

From an initial play it appears that this site allows the distribution to be seen not just across Italy as this information shows.

The geographical distribution of the surname ORLANDO in Italy
1,252
 Sicily
153
 Tuscany
928
 Puglia
135
 Basilicata
819
 Campania
133
 Liguria
561
 Lombardy
124
 Emilia-Romagna
405
 Piedmont
79th
 Molise
387
 Calabria
30th
 Sardinia
303
 Lazio
21
 Umbria
279
 Veneto
19th
 Brands
241
 Abruzzo
17th
 Trentino AA
162
 Friuli VG
4
 Valle d'Aosta

On the actual online map the numbers are clickable so clicking the 1,252 against Sicily where my own Orlando's are from breaks the details down to these occurances

The geographical distribution of the surname ORLANDO in Sicily
521
 Palermo
83
 Agrigento
256
 Messina
36th
 Syracuse
129
 Trapani
34th
 Enna
103
 Catania
3
 Ragusa
87th
 Caltanissetta



By clicking on the Caltanissetta region, again where my Orlando's are from breaks the details down into the individual Communes

The geographical distribution of the surname ORLANDO in the province of Caltanissetta
29th
 San Cataldo
2
 Sommatino
22
 Gela
1
 Niscemi
9
 Acquaviva Platani
1
 Santa Caterina Villarmosa
9
 Caltanissetta
1
 Butera
5
 Sutera
1
 Montedoro
3
 Serradifalco
1
 Mussomeli
3
 Mazzarino
 

The numbers are of course approximations, but it is a good indiciation of where to focus the research.

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