Survey request on surnames

Here’s your chance to contribute to onomastic research! If you have a moment, please participate in this short survey for Dr. Donna Lillian, past president of the American Name Society. Here is her announcement:

I have been conducting surveys on marital and family surname choices since 1985, approximately once per decade, and I have recently launched a new survey on this topic. For a list of my publications on this topic, please click the link at the end of this email in my signature block.

I would appreciate it if any of you who are interested would take the survey, and I would be especially grateful if you would post the survey link on any other listservs you belong to that might be appropriate and on any social media sites or personal webpages you might have access to.

This study has been approved by the Appalachian State University Institutional Review Board.

If you have questions about this research study, please contact me, Donna Lillian, at

Here is the link to the survey:

Surname survey