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Surname lists provide details of surnames being researched by individual family historians, usually specifying a particular period and county, and often a locality within the county. In most cases, an email address is provided for contact. There is either an online form or an email address for new submissions.
Graham Jaunay maintains Onlinenames, which has surname interest listings for The British Isles as well as Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa, United States of America, and Zimbabwe. You can search by individual country or world-wide. (Firefox users: if you cannot see the search forms, you should turn ad-blocking off for the site.) - Site recently unavailable
Julian and Angela Richens' UK Genealogy Interests Directory provides searchable listings covering all parts of the British Isles. (In spite of its name, it includes Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)
UK Surnames has lists for:
There are a number of lists devoted to individual counties. Several of these are associated with Genuki.
All family history societies maintain lists of members' interests. In many cases these lists are available online and should be accessible from the society's web site.
For links to the web sites of all family history societies relevant to those with ancestors in the British Isles, see the Family History and Genealogy Societies page.
The Guild of One-name Studies provides an online register of all the surnames (currently c. 8,000) being researched by its members.