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Once Posh, Always Posh, Says 900-Year Surname Survey

The social status of the English is still inherited through surnames, with holders of rare, posh-sounding second names like Cheslyn, Bramston and Atthill more likely to enjoy a more privileged status than their commonly-named peers. Read More >>

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Alas, Smith and Jones Predictably Commonplace in UK Surname Database

Geodata experts have "mashed up" real surnames and Twitter usernames, creating a map of the UK that compares how the council refers to us, with what we tend to call ourselves when pretending to be mysterious and exciting on the internet. Read More >>