Is your Surname registered?

Our 2,768 members have registered
2,405 study surnames with us
and a further 6,120 variant names.

Why should I join the Guild?


The Guild is the premier organisation for one-namers, and joining the Guild will enable anyone with an interest in one-name studies to benefit from the experience, expertise, and friendship of many like-minded people.

If you register your names of interest you will further benefit from the publicity gained from being in the Register of One-Name Studies, both in its printed form (in libraries and record offices) and in its online searchable form on this website.

In addition, there are a large number of benefits and services which the Guild provides to its members, not the least of which is the help and encouragement given by fellow Guild members, and the opportunity to learn from others engaged in this specialist field of genealogy.

Membership benefits

The Guild aims to provide many helpful activities, services and facilities to its members, to enable them to support the Guild’s charitable objectives, as set out in the Constitution:

  1. To advance the education of the public in one-name studies
  2. To promote the preservation and publication of the resultant data and to maximise its accessibility to interested members of the public.

Want to learn more about becoming a member? Click here to find out more.

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