Surname distributions model the population distribution of a highly polymorphic gene. In order to gain information about the population-dynamics in the English-Welsh population the frequency distributions of 8 common surnames are analyzed by means of trend-surface analysis and multivariate statistical procedures. Some of the names show statistically significant dependency on fifth order two-dimensional polynomials of the geographical coordinates. The names with overt differences of frequencies in different areas tend to have marginal areas of maximum frequency.
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Boldsen, J L.; Mascie-Taylor, C G.N; and Lasker, G W.
"An Analysis of the Geographical Distribution of Selected British Surnames,"
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol58/iss1/9