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Old 19 Dec 2006, 06:18 AM   #5
Chipper
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Greenbelt, MD (USA)
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Originally posted by sterdeus
Great find!

However, not very accurate. There were 0 hits for both my first and last name. I know this is inaccurate. I wonder how they got their data.
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Originally posted by dragon1
Sterdeus, the info comes from the U.S. Census Bureau (no as-of date stated). So maybe there are no people in the U.S. with your same name? But there is at least one in Canada

People with my first name number 568,440 in the U.S.

People with my last name number 960, but that probably excludes women who changed their last name when they married so the number may be higher. Also, on the other hand, it includes women who changed their last name to this one when they married.

This kind of data can be skewed when those factors are considered.

Interesting site nonetheless. I'm posting the result on my blog (and drive more traffic to their site . Maybe. )
I ran it on two friends who have uncommon last names and they came up zero. In addition, I tried the first name Dietrich as well as several spelling variations and all came up zero.
The other thing is that I'm sure my last name was 6th the other day and now it's 7th. Perhaps it's being updated constantly.
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