Friday, 16 January 2009

Fun with the 1911 census

The British 1911 census has been put online and can be searched here. Althought it will mainly be used by amateur genealogists researching their own ancestry, I thought it might be illuminating to extract a few general statistics.

Here's a table of common surnames and the number of occurances in the 1911 census.

So much for a "mongrel nation"!

1 comment:

XYY said...

So we even had immigration problems back in 1911 - bloody Jones's - we should've sent 'em all back to Wales where they belong...

It's must've cost the hard-working Smiths billions - with almost a hundred years of keeping up with them...