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.
This site was created in 2002 by Mike Campbell as an offshoot of Behind the Name. Unlike the given name site, the content of this site is intended to be more driven by the contributions of users.
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Frequently asked questions about this site
Statistics about the names in the database