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Surnames in our family tree...

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GHeather Report 3 Apr 2013 18:41

How many surnames is it possible to have in a family tree, how many have you got ?? I'm building up a lot now, so, hope you can give me some info on this, thanks.


AnnCardiff Report 3 Apr 2013 18:43

I would imagine there are hundreds in a normal tree if you go down all the branches

take a family like my father's - 11 children - all married and had children - then the children marry and so on - limitless really from just one branch


GHeather Report 4 Apr 2013 12:26

Ok thanks AnnC, I suppose I could have put my question a bit better, but your probably right, goes into the hundreds... amazing isn't it!


Sharron Report 4 Apr 2013 12:53

Depends where you live really.

I live in a Sussex village so six would be about the lot I would think.


InspectorGreenPen Report 4 Apr 2013 13:26

I've got 84 pages in my Names Summary so that equates to over 1,600 surnames.

However, if I sort by number of persons, then from page 13 onwards there are 10 or less people for each one.

It's the old 90/10 rule again. 90% of share just 10% of the surnames.

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 4 Apr 2013 13:41

In family tree ... 3559
Marriages ......... 1581
Generations ......14
Surnames ..........787
Ave life span ...... 65.2
Earliest date .......1581


GHeather Report 4 Apr 2013 14:26

WOW!!! Massive amount of surnames...!!!