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  1. 27 Aug '10 17:20
    searching for Barr, e.g., below.

    http://www.geopatronyme.com/cgi-bin/carte/nomcarte.cgi?nom=barr&image.x=0&image.y=0

    what's that little group of departments up at top right?

    i guess the ones on the bottom are colonies.
  2. 27 Aug '10 19:38 / 1 edit
    Whoop tee doo, a single person with my surname was born in France.

    The top right bit looks like French Guiana.
  3. 27 Aug '10 23:03
    4 [my surname]
    sont nés en France
    entre 1916 et 1940


    Départements


    Libéllé

    Nb
    06

    Alpes Maritimes

    3
    16

    Charente

    1
  4. 07 Sep '10 03:33
    OK, so immediately after posting this, I decided to look up my Italian surname in the Sicilian city from which my family originated. I figured it must be as common there as Lopez is in Tucson, so I googled it. The second entry on the list was a book that looked interesting, so I clicked the link to Amazon.com. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was a book written by my father's sister! So I sent the link to my siblings and father, and then decided to read more. It turns out that (according to the blurb, but not according to my father), the book is a non-fiction story of the family. I got the book and finished it Saturday. Fascinating. But I never would have found it, had I not first happened upon this thread!
  5. 07 Sep '10 16:24
    Originally posted by pawnhandler
    OK, so immediately after posting this, I decided to look up my Italian surname in the Sicilian city from which my family originated. I figured it must be as common there as Lopez is in Tucson, so I googled it. The second entry on the list was a book that looked interesting, so I clicked the link to Amazon.com. Imagine my surprise when I discovered tha ...[text shortened]... day. Fascinating. But I never would have found it, had I not first happened upon this thread!
    😀
  6. 07 Sep '10 16:41
    Originally posted by pawnhandler
    OK, so immediately after posting this, I decided to look up my Italian surname in the Sicilian city from which my family originated. I figured it must be as common there as Lopez is in Tucson, so I googled it. The second entry on the list was a book that looked interesting, so I clicked the link to Amazon.com. Imagine my surprise when I discovered tha ...[text shortened]... day. Fascinating. But I never would have found it, had I not first happened upon this thread!
    If it weren't for rhp I wouldn't do drugs or look up porn. We all get something different from the site don't we?
  7. 07 Sep '10 17:31
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The top right bit looks like French Guiana.
    Close. Those are the departments around Paris - it's an expansion of the bit surrounded by 77, 78, 91, 95.

    The ones across the bottom are French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Corsica.
  8. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    07 Sep '10 20:31
    My surname is surprisingly common in Guadeloupe, it seems.
  9. 07 Sep '10 21:11
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Close. Those are the departments around Paris - it's an expansion of the bit surrounded by 77, 78, 91, 95.

    The ones across the bottom are French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Corsica.
    I see.