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Parts of the country with higher frequencies of the same surname.

benny1982

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I know how Wales has many, many instances of the same surname such as Williams, Roberts, Jones and Llwellyn but I have found areas of England that seem to have higher frequencies of the same surname and it can lead to many difficulties. Co Durham is one county that has many, many instances of names like Wilson, Robson, Brown, Jobson, Hodgson etc. And I find Essex is another county with higher instances of the same surname. On top of Smith and Brown there are many instances of the surname Newman, Stock, Young, Reed, Webb, Hurrell, Moss - and it leads to several candidates for an ancestor, and can make you want to just admit defeat at times.

Whereas Norfolk, Suffolk and Sussex seem to be easier.
 

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