Saturday, November 7, 2009

The MacEntee Surname Distribution

This week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun over at Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings asks participants to determine the worldwide and local distribution of their surname. Here is what I've been able to find about the MacEntee surname using the World Names Profiler:

The countries listed include Ireland with 5.49 persons per million with the MacEntee surname and then the United States at .38, Belgium at .29 and the United Kingdom at .15.  I figure there must be either some misspelling causing the name to pop up in Belgium or a large expatriate community of MacEntees.  Perhaps they are in Belgium for the better beer - I would be.

In the United States, the results are less surprising really. The yellow for Illinois has to be me - I am the only MacEntee that I know of in the state.

My home state of New York is a little surprising to me, since they show the highest concentration in Orange County and not Ulster County where most MacEntees are located both historically and in the present.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Hello Thomas,
This looks like a great tool for doing surname studies.
Are there any easy instructions online about how to capture an image like this?
Evelyn in Montreal

Thomas MacEntee said...

Here is the easiest way:

With the screen image the way you want it, press the Print Screen button on your keyboard. For many keyboards it in the upper left near the Scroll Lock button.

Now comes the trick part. You have to "paste" it somewhere to get the image to save as a file. One option is to go to your desktop, right click and select Paste. Or you can go to a file location via My Computer and do the right-click Paste.

The problem is that the file is usually a 3MB bmp file that can't be edited unless you have editing software.

Try downloading a free screen capture program from CNET here and they give you options to crop the photo and save as a smaller file size such as jpg or png.