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Old 10 Dec 2006, 05:44 PM   #1
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howmanyofme.com - how many people have your name?

Heres an interesting site - howmanyofme.com


1,468,346 people have my first name and 1,290 people have my surname.


There are are 6 people in the US with my name!!



How many people have your name!?!
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 10:34 PM   #2
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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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Old 18 Dec 2006, 10:50 AM   #3
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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. )
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Old 18 Dec 2006, 03:56 PM   #4
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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

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


I wonder if they will do international versions of the site? It would be cool to see how many people had my surname in Australia. I'd put it at less then 100 - 200?
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Old 19 Dec 2006, 06:18 AM   #5
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Quote:
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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.
Quote:
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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Old 19 Dec 2006, 06:22 AM   #6
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ah, it explains a little bit in the FAQ
http://ww2.howmanyofme.com/faq/#section1
I think I'm the "1 in 10" because my first name is not that uncommon.
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Old 1 Feb 2021, 09:28 AM   #7
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No but its interesting.......I have seen that site before

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Old 9 Apr 2021, 10:27 AM   #8
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Thanks for bringing this up again.

Now it says:
There are fewer than 1,668 people in the U.S. with the first name .
There are fewer than 124 people in the U.S. with the last name .

Looks like people started naming their kids the same as mine!
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Old 26 Apr 2021, 01:40 PM   #9
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Very nice!!!
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Old 26 Apr 2021, 07:38 PM   #10
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Fun! By coincidence there are 11 other people in the USA that have my name and also 11 people that share my wife's maiden name. Only 642 people with my last name in the whole country though my first name is very popular. Both my wife and I have rather unusual last names, and even though they are both very easy to spell we find they are misspelled all the time when people enter us into various systems. I have never met anyone with my last name who is not a relative.
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Old 27 Apr 2021, 05:57 AM   #11
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Wow not very active.........
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