Soundex Code Generator
Soundex is a phonetic coding system used to group together surnames that sound alike (SMITH/SMYTH). In genealogy, the soundex system is often used to help locate a surname in census documents and surname databases, especially in cases where it may have been recorded under various spellings.
This Soundex Code Generator is used to convert a name to its corresponding four character Soundex code using the soundex rules specified below. Enter a last name in the textbox and click the Calculate Soundex button to display the corresponding Soundex code for the surname.
Rules for Creating the Soundex Code