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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.

Enter the Last Name:    

Soundex Code:            

Rules for Creating the Soundex Code

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