You can see a list of recent publications here.

Papers in Regional Science “Japanese Surname Regions” supplementary material:

Figure 4.


Human Biology paper “Delineating Europe’s Cultural Regions: Population Structure and Surname Clustering” supplementary material:

Figure 3: Maps showing the spatial distributions of each of the 14 cluster allocations (left) and their respective robustness values (right). Higher robustness values represent a better result. On the left hand plot each cluster has been assigned a unique pattern.

Figure 5: Maps showing the spatial distributions of each dimension produced from the 3 dimensional MDS. Each dimension has been rescaled to a value of between 0 and 255 to facilitate the creation of RGB colours. Stress values for 3 dimensions= 11.064 and 4 dimensions= 9.838.

Geoforum paper “Creating a regional geography of Britain through the spatial analysis of surnames” supplementary material:

Below is the graduated, full colour, map mentioned in our Geoforum paper (currently under review). This map was produced by converting voltaren each of the three MDS dimensions into a Red, Green and Blue value respectively. Areas with similar surname compositions will therefore share similar colours. This map was created using the 10,500 CAS wards a spatial units.


Please see below for full colour versions of the figures included in my abstract submission for the Geospatial computing workshop at 5th IEEE International Conference.


Figure 1. A map illustrating the surname regions of Great Britain in 1881.  Each of the 15 cluster allocations has been assigned a unique colour. The black lines are digitised versions based on Guppy’s (1890) description of suggested surname boundaries.


Figure 2. England and Wales mapped based on 3 cluster allocations. The black line represents the southern extent of Danish rule in the 9th Century. It demonstrates a clear correspondence between the north/ south split in British surname regions and the Danelaw line.