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Old 12-05-2015, 09:55   #1
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How Common Is Your Surname?

Surnames Meanings, Origins & Distribution Maps

I spent a couple of hours last night idly checking on how common our family surnames are.
I thought I would put it up here for Accyweb members to have a look at.
It might hold some interest for those who are researching their family tree...or are thinking about doing so.
Hope you enjoy it.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:02   #2
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Apparently,my surname features at #207 and 2.3million other folk also share the name.....common as muck us Jones's
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:14   #3
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There are over 7 billion people in the world and with 697 people sharing my surname, that really does make me one in a million.

Edit: miscounted the zeros, it`s one in ten million.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:32   #4
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If I spelled my surname Conwaay instead of Conway, I would be extinct.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:48   #5
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if the USA had put binladin into this site they could have found him in seconds
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:56   #6
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I've just searched for my late wife's maiden name and there is nobody shown with that name in Lancashire. I know at least ten people with the same name in Accrington.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:06   #7
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78,789 share mine making it 6,869 most common, nowt new yon then.
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:40   #8
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The highest concentration of Slaters is in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Maybe, next winter, instead of freezing my ass of in Canada, I should go visit my relatives.
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The highest concentration of Slaters is in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Maybe, next winter, instead of freezing my ass of in Canada, I should go visit my relatives.
Tax havens,eh? Rich family.
I see now how you can run a Cadillac!

A concentration of Booths in the Isle of man. Viking country?
I wondered why I had horns growing out of my head!
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Old 12-05-2015, 14:39   #10
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Tax havens,eh? Rich family.
I see now how you can run a Cadillac!

A concentration of Booths in the Isle of man. Viking country?
I wondered why I had horns growing out of my head!
I hope it's your Viking ancestry ... there are other reasons for "wearing the horns"
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I hope it's your Viking ancestry ... there are other reasons for "wearing the horns"
Had to look that up.
It's a wise child who knows its own father.

The other meaning is interesting- what a boring life I've led.
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2,110th most common surname in the world...Approximately 258,316 people bear this surname
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I don't know about mine as it is common in Ramsgate where my dad came from.
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Old 12-05-2015, 14:59   #14
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Had to look that up.
It's a wise child who knows its own father.
Or, as those Roman dudes used to say: Pater semper incertus est." Feel free to correct my Latin.
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Had to look that up.


The other meaning is interesting- what a boring life I've led.
Me too Gordon.....I have led a sheltered life.
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