On two previous occasions I have produced a list of the top-ten surnames in my family tree (in February 2010 and May 2011) and I decided it would be interesting to see if much had changed since the last time.
The results were quite interesting (for me at least) and illustrated just how little work I did on my family tree last year.
- TROWER (152)
- GASSON (133)
- MITCHELL (92)
- HEMSLEY (75)
- BOXALL (52)
- KINGHORN (49)
- FAIRS (45)
- GEERING (39)
- HAYBITTLE (36)
- WREN (31)
None of the positions have changed since last year and the actual number of entries had changed very little. Only the number of Trowers and Gassons have increased and somewhat worryingly the number of Mitchells and Boxalls had decreased.
I remember removing a family of Mitchells who I haven’t been able to link into my family tree yet, but I am not sure why I have lost a Boxall. I think it might have been the result of a merger.
I know it is not really about the numbers, but it would be nice to see them increasing a bit more.