About This Site
Behind the Surname
is a website for learning about all aspects of surnames
. Its scope
is broad: all surnames from all cultures and periods are eligible to be included in the main name database
. There are currently 6259 names in the database, a fraction of what the scope entails.
This site was created in 2002 by Mike Campbell as an offshoot of Behind the Name.
About names and etymology
Instructions and help
Frequently asked questions about this site
Statistics about the names in the database