A while back I stumbled upon this website that allows you to map the prevalence of a given surname, by state, in the United States for the years 1850, 1890, 1920, and 1990. Of course, I immediately thought of looking at which names are most disproportionately represented in Utah and adjacent states, with the goal of identifying uniquely (Utah-) Mormon names.
I used maps for 1920, when Mormons had had some time to settle and reproduce, but were still highly concentrated in the mountain west. Let’s start with maps for some likely suspects:
Smith, Young, Kimball
Now we’re getting somewhere…
(We’ll see if the Massachusetts governor finds it as easy to capture the Republican nomination as it was for his name to capture this nomination.)
P.S. – Here’s a similar site for counties in Britain. Happy tax day!