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Old 11-20-2014, 08:49 AM   #1
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What's in a name?

I guess this fits the "what do you do all day" category. Here's a short analysis of popular names in the US Dear Mona, What’s The Most Common Name In America? | FiveThirtyEight More interesting (for me), the piece has links to Census databases to two files; the 1000 most common surnames, and all the surnames in the US. Fewer than 1K occurrences of my last name, even less than half that for DW.

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Old 11-20-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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Interesting census data sets. Thanks for passing along! (Our last names were both under 500--with DW being "twice as 'unique'" as me.)


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Old 11-20-2014, 09:16 AM   #3
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Love the census data. Thanks for posting that ! My surname occured ~2500 times. DH's surname isn't even on the list (less than 100 occurances).
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Wow, both my given name and my surname are fairly uncommon! I didn't realize that. They seem like just normal names, to me.

Interesting article, MichaelB, thanks for the link.
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Yes, another reason I love the Census!
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