10:05pm, Saturday 11 February 2006
Oh, this is truly, startlingly amazing. It's a map of surname density. Going back a way, in 1881 Hollands are mainly found in and around Wigan and Nottingham. Fast forward to 1998 and Hollands have spread to a wide band across the entire country from Chester to King's Lynn and beyond, with an outpost in Devon and an unexpected bunch in Arran/Ayrshire. Fascinating! I'd love to see more data, going even further back.