Ability to search just for the surname MANNING without thousands of man
I agree with this idea. Additionally, this can be solved using "Regular Expression" (regex) technology, which is free.
I explain more in my suggestion on this site at https://help-and-advice.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/forums/243749-website-improvements/suggestions/38737225-allow-searches-to-be-specified-using-regular-expr
Click on "exact search"
Surname Leonard brings up every person with Leonard as Christian name. When will surnames and Christian names be recognised. I feel I've wasted my money.