Extracted data from eg phone books, electoral rolls
Surname Distribution 2010
    Where the surname(s) are found today
    • Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

      Abraham Lincoln
    • My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

      Cary Grant
    • Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

      E. B. White
    • I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

      e. e. cummings
    • What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

      — Saint Augustine
    • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

      Mark Twain
    • If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

      Henry David Thoreau
    • If two things look the same, look for differences. If they look different, look for similarities.

      John Cardinal
    • In theory, there is no difference. In practice, there is.

      — Anonymous
    • Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

      John Adams
    • People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

      Abraham Lincoln
    • History - what never happened described by someone who wasn't there

      — ?Santayana?
    • What's a "trice"? It's like a jiffy but with three wheels

      — Last of the Summer Wine
    • Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened

      — Terry Pratchett
    • I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.

      — Terry Pratchett
    • .. we were trained to meet any new situation by reorganising; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illuson of progress

      — Petronius (210 BC)
    • The time we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains

      — Proust
    • So just as it is not the desire to become famous but the habit of being laborious that enables us to produce a finished work, so it is not the activity of the present moment but wise reflexions from the past that help us to safeguard the future

      — Proust "Within the Budding Grove"
    • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

      William J. H. Boetcker
    • Only a genealogist thinks taking a step backwards is progress

      — Lorna
    • No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

      — George Bernard Shaw
    • A TV remote is female: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

      — Anon
    • Hammers are male: Because in the last 5000 years they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

      — Anon
    • The right thing to do is to do nothing, the place to do it is in a place of concealment and the time to do it is as often as possible.

      — Tony Cook "The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs"
    • All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

      — Thomas Carlyle "The Hero as Man of Letters"