Unions and Relationships in the British Isles Explained

The British Isles include the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, and more than 6,000 smaller isles, including the Isle of Man, the Bailiwicks of Jersey, and Guernsey. They comprise 315,159 sq km or 121,684 sq mi and collectively have almost 72 million people.

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The most common surname in each UK province

London, the South East and the East of England have greater surname heterogeneity than the rest of the United Kingdom. Big urban areas attract foreign and domestic migration and produce a large and ethnically diverse society, with high population mixing, and consequently form a higher diversity of surnames.

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