For this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Mr. Randy Seaver sent bloggers on a mission to find out the geographical distribution of a surname using Public Profiler.
There were really no surprises for me. The top country for LINCECUM was the United States with 1.3 FPM (frequency per million).
An interesting note to me was the forenames. Three of the top five are the names of my grandfather, father, and brother.
I tried to do a search on LINSEYCOMB, since that is the spelling supposedly used by my immigrant ancestor before it was changed soon after arriving in the United States. The result was "We could not found an exact match for 'LINSEYCOMB'. Please search again."
Since I've been researching my collateral line of ZUMWALTs a lot lately, I plugged that name in as well. The top countries were the United States (11.94 FPM) and Canada (2.06). Germany was 5th with 0.04 FPM. I expected that to be a good bit higher since the name has German roots.
The top states were Oregon (86.74 FPM) and Oklahoma (79.73 FPM).
Finally, I again see the top forename in my family history. Robert gets the honors, and I just hours ago posted about Robert Dowling Zumwalt.