If you want to divert yourself for a little bit, try the World Names Profiler, which shows you how many times a surname appears in any part of the world. Much to my surprise, there are more Good families in Switzerland than in any English-speaking country. I looked up the name Dravidzius, one of my Charley cases. WNP says there are only a very few families with that name, all of them situated in Alameda County, California. Paul Frank Dravidzius vanished from Contra Costa County, which borders Alameda County. I had wondered about his name. I have never heard of it before and can’t really guess as to its origin, though I know Dravidian people come from southeast Asia.
Also of interest to me tonight: Hear Names, which tells you how to pronounce names in various foreign languages.
I have Germany network friend,who has same surname to me.
And he is gathering people with same surname.I’m the only Japanese among them.
But my surname is very common Japanese name.
I wonder what is his(and other people) name’s origin,so,thanks for useful(actually)website for us.
My surname is most popular in New Zealand. However its actually very rare. Appearing only 28 times per million here in the UK. Heh.
Paul Frank Dravidzius was my step-father. His parents immingrated to the the US, Michigan, from Lithuania, a county in Northern Europe.
Can you tell me anything about his disappearance? I don’t have any details.
He is no longer on the CDOJ website.