Is your Surname registered?

Our 2,654 members have registered
2,463 study surnames with us
and a further 6,216 variant names.

What is a One-Name Study?


Family historians generally focus their efforts on researching their own family trees, collecting and analysing data in order to find as much detail as possible on every branch, twig or tiny leaf. Others compile surname studies, which seek all occurrences, past and present, of a single surname, anywhere in the world.

How to Join


Join us and become part of a worldwide group of enthusiastic one-name researchers. You do not have to register a study name to join.

Guild members benefit from regular seminars, a quarterly journal, an annual conference plus offers and discounts.

About the Guild


The Guild of One-Name Studies is the worldwide centre of excellence in one-name studies and promotes the interests of both the individuals and groups who are engaged in them. Established in 1979 and registered as a charity in 1989, the Guild provides its members with the means to share...

Dates for your diary

  • 29 January 2017 – Test Event 29 Jan 2017
  • 30 January 2017 – Test 6
  • 30 January 2017 – Test Event 30 Jan 2017
  • 30 January 2017 – Test Event 30 Jan 2017
  • 30 January 2017 – Test Event 4
  • 31 January 2017 – Test Event 31 Jan 2017
  • 10 July 2017 – Untitled Event
  • 10 August 2017 – Untitled Event
  • 10 August 2017 – Untitled Event
  • 7 November 2017 – New Regional Event
To commemorate the centenary of World War 1, in 2014, the Guild set up a special website at where members can submit stories about the wartime life and service of people in our studies.


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