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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 8,149 names in the database (and additionally 58,693 in the submitted name database), a fraction of what the scope entails. There's still much work to be done.

This site was created in 2002 by Mike Campbell as an offshoot of Behind the Name. I hope you enjoy your visit here!

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