>> Surname Profiler
When I first mentioned this site last year, there was massive interest – so much so that they struggled to cope with the surge of traffic. At launch the Surname Profiler allowed users to search for a surname and see where in the British Isles that name was most common in 1881 and 1998. Recently the site has added statistics which rank each surname by social status. Apparently only 3% of Britons have higher-status surnames than Mendoza, whereas Wright is a much more middle-ranking name!