Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on Sunday Morning - Surname Distributions

This week's challenge on Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun was to look into our surname distribution.  The site recommended for this adventure was

I did our two family surnames - Casteel & Kolbush/Kolbusz

The spelling Kolbush is only found in the United States.  It's origin, Kolbusz, is primarily seen in Poland


Next is the surname Casteel   - Here I included a breakdown of the surname distribution within the United States.

And finally - the most popular forenames:
Casteel:  James, Robert, John, David, William

Kolbush:  John, Carl, & Ralph
Kolbusz:  Krystyna, Jozef, Jan, Stanislaw, & Anna

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