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There were never any "good old days" — they are today, they are tomorrow
succumbing to memeage 
31st-Oct-2006 04:13 pm
Lexi in the woods

HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere are:
4
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?



According to the page, "There are 3,630 people in the U.S. with the last name <510>." If you're one of them, and you're descended from the English 510s rather than the Dutch 510s, you and I are related somehow. We might have to go back as far as 1630 when the first 510 arrived on these shores, but (according to the family association) there *will* be a link there somewhere.

Coming from a micro-family as I do (on my mother's side of the family, I am the only grandchild; on my father's side, I was the only grandchild until age 10, and grandkid #3 didn't arrive until I was 26) it was very, very strange to go to the family reunion and realize that I was somehow related to every one of the 75 people in the room.

spiritualmonkey, who has 21 first cousins, was completely unfazed.

[ETA: The figures on that site are verrrry suspect — it claims that there are 0 people with Pirate's family name in this country, and I can think of at least 10 off the top of my head.]
Comments 
1st-Nov-2006 12:35 am (UTC) - We have our own cemetary.
I only knew of 13 living relatives 'till my grandma died.

My brother says there used to be a Mauckville somewhere in Indiana.

http://www.rootsquest.com/~jmurphy/gibson/gibcem/mon_mauck.htm

I'm related to *all* those people. That blew my puny little mind.
1st-Nov-2006 07:18 am (UTC) - Re: We have our own cemetary.
Cemetery, even.
1st-Nov-2006 04:06 am (UTC)
Back in the dark ages of computing, when CD-ROM drives were 2x or less, I acquired a seven CD set that purported to be a "definitive" set of white pages for the entire US. So I looked for my mom's phone number.

Not there. She had only lived at the same address, with a listed phone number, for a quarter of a century, but somehow they missed her?

I have little faith in the system. On the other hand, privateeye.com can come up with some interesting (and plausible) data on quite a number of people, even in the free part of it...
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