School of Surnames

This is the place where members can come for help, knowledge and advice as they pursue their surname study.

We have a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the membership of The Surname Society. Collaboration is at the core of the Society’s ethos and the School is the mechanism for members to share good practice, resources and other educational material with each other.

How can you get help?

The links listed below take you to videos, articles, presentations and a whole host of other material shared by the Society’s members that will assist you with your surname study. 

Search our online forums. You may find the information you are looking for has already been discussed on: 

If you are unable to find an answer in any of our existing resources, send an email with details of your query to

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