Sunday, September 4, 2016

SNGF, Sep 3, 2016

The question Randy Seaver asked this week was how many surnames are in our GMP.  I use Legacy, and asked Legacy for a PDF of a Surname Summary.  This gave me a huge PDF.  I then asked for a Statistics report, which gave me a smaller PDF with the most common surnames.

I have 49,253 surnames in Legacy. In total, I have 868, 515 people in my database.  

The top 10 surnames were:

1. Rice 13215 
2. ? 10409 
3. Smith 8259 
4. Stebbins 7788 
5. Haskell 6106
6. Howe 5032
7. Brown 4988
8. Scudder 4169
9. Johnson 3747
10. Williams 3359 

I'm not surprised that Rice is the top surname, as I have researched descendants of Edmund Rice for many years.  "?" as the second most common is not ideal.  #5, Haskell, is also a research focus for me.  

Legacy also gave me some statistics narrowed down by date.

Most Popular Surnames With Missing Dates
1. ? 4787 
2. Smith 2988 
3. Brown 1551 
4. Haskell 1500 
5. Johnson 1372 
6. Rice 1371 
7. Moore 1332 
8. Miller 1267 
9. Houghton 1190 
10. Davis 1165 

As Houghton is also a research focus, I would have liked to have seen it appear in the top 10 overall.

Most Popular Surnames Used before 1500
1. ? 234 
2. Plantagenet 191 
3. Neville 147 
4. Beauchamp 132 
5. Grey 125 
6. Beaumont 105 
7. Percy 103 
8. Corbet 102 
9. Courtenay 100 
10. Ferrers 90 


Most Popular Surnames Used Between 1500 and 1599
1. ? 586 
2. Smith 66 
3. Throckmorton 66 
4. White 64
5. Wright 61 
6. Scudder 57 
7. Baldwin 49 
8. Drake 49 
9. Howard 48 
10. Clark 46 

Most Popular Surnames Used Between 1600 and 1699
1. ? 1036 
2. Smith 403 
3. Brown 335 
4. Clark 228 
5. Wright 201 
6. Rice 200 
7. Wheeler 186 
8. Allen 182 
9. Williams 180 
10. Fuller 173 

Most Popular Surnames Used Between 1700 and 1799
1. Rice 2841 
2. Chapin 1538 
3. Smith 1538 
4. Haskell 1432 
5. Howe 1389 
6. ? 1259 
7. Stebbins 1248 
8. Brown 1085 
9. Avery 900 
10. Putnam 889 

Most Popular Surnames Used Between 1800 and 1899
1. Rice 7619 
2. Stebbins 4651 
3. Haskell 2842 
4. Smith 2590 
5. Howe 2379 
6. Scudder 2223 
7. ? 2113 
8. Burr 1645 
9. Brown 1603 
10. Chapin 1587 

Most Popular Surnames Used Between 1900 and 1999
1. Stebbins 1352 
2. Rice 1177 
3. Smith 671 
4. Yount 616 
5. Johnson 464 
6. Fears 431 
7. Ackley 425 
8. Nottingham 414 
9. ? 393 
10. Brown 391 

Most Popular Surnames Used After 2000
1. Stebbins 7
2. Bierens 6 
3. Fay 6 
4. Thompson 5 
5. Rushlow 4 
6. Stewart 4 
7. Bernadotte 3 
8. Rice 3 
9. Simpson 3 
10. Urdangarin 3 

Interesting.  The names after 2000 tells me I have not been good with keeping the database updated with recent births.

I also asked Geni to give me some statistics, on my blood relatives.

They told me the following surnames were most common:

Culver, 58
Della Porta, 43
Gravel, 110
Haskill, 111
Kealey, 95
Knox, 73
Monet, 47
Monette, 75
Mulligan, 68
Peverelle, 96
Powell, 48
Simpson, 56
Slocum, 104
Spearman, 92
Townsend, 140

Geni informs me this chart was based on 4835 profiles with surnames entered, and that my tree has 164 profiles with missing surnames data.  I would expect some differences here because the chart is based on me, not my children, and I have done extensive research on my children's ancestors.

After making SNGF posts, I like to give myself some research tasks/goals.  

Those tasks/goals for this post are:

1.  update database so that all top 10 surnames after 2000 are at least in the double digits.

2. work on missing dates.

3.  Fill in the 164 missing surnames in Geni.