Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – 1940 U.S. Census Last Name Numbers

Calling all Genea-Musings Followers:

It is Saturday Evening once more –

time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!


 Your mission, do you have to resolve to just accept it (and I hope extra of you do than participated within the final a number of SNGF challenges), is to:

1)  How many individuals in your nation had your 4 grandparents precise final names at delivery within the 1940 U.S. Census?  [Note, if you’re playing and not in the U.S., pick an appropriate database in your country.]  What about your partner’s grandparents final names at delivery?

2)  Checklist every final identify at delivery and the variety of individuals within the 1940 U.S. Census [or other database] utilizing a precise surname match.  I recommend utilizing FamilySearch as a result of it’s free, however you should use one other web site (the outcomes needs to be the identical!) if you want.


3)  Have you ever carried out a “one-name search” for any of these final names and added them to do household tree?

4)  Publish your responses by yourself weblog, in a remark to this submit, or in a Fb Standing submit.  Remember to remark and go away a hyperlink to your submit on this submit.


Here is mine:

My 4 grandparents final names at delivery, and the precise quantity with that final identify within the 1940 U.S. Census, are:


*  Seaver — 2,003 individuals

*  Richmond — 19,419 individuals

*  Carringer — 320 individuals

*  Auble — 446 individuals

My spouse’s 4 grandparents final names at delivery, and the precise quantity with these final names within the 1940 U.S. census are:

*  Leland — 3,430 individuals

*  Brocke — 152 individuals

*  Schaffner — 2,259 individuals

*  McKnew — 116 individuals

I’ve carried out an in depth “one identify search” for Seaver, Carringer and Auble, however not for Richmond.  I’ve additionally carried out an in depth seek for my spouse’s McKnew final identify.  The outcomes, although incomplete, are in my RootsMagic household tree and Ancestry Member Tree.  

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