Did you ever wonder where people with your same last name live in the United States - or where people with your family name have lived over time. Now you can research this at the SurName Distribution Website. The map below shows the distribution of people who have "Johnson" as their family name. The color of each state indicates how frequently you will find someone with this surname in that state. For example, in red states, 1 in 100 people (or more) have the surname. Yellow means approximately 1 in 300 have the surname, green means 1 in 1000, and blue means 1 in 10,000 (or less). The website allows you to make maps of any surname for 1850, 1880, 1920 and 1990.
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