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Statistics - 2013

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Statistics on this page were calculated for the individuals in the RootsWeb Database as of 6 January 2013 when the database had 14,800 individuals on Rootsweb. There is also a page with statistics for 9 August 2009 when the database had 12,800 individuals on Rootsweb.

Most individuals were born 1900-1999 (73%) and in New Zealand (73%). Three family lines have been traced back to the 1600's.

Database size

The number of individuals in my genealogy database is indicated below. Details of updates to the database, including those made since Jan 2013, can be seen on the page with Database Changes.


Month Individuals

Jan 2002 10
Mar 2003 1,950
Oct 2004 4,950
Oct 2005 8,930
Sep 2007 10,560
Aug 2008 12,020
Jul 2009 12,840
Aug 2010 13,350
Jul 2011 13,920
Aug 2012 14,530
Jan 2013 14,830

Country of Birth

Birth locations were documented for 9,300 of the 14,800 people in the database. New Zealand (73%) and the United Kingdom (21%) were the most frequent country of birth.


Country of Birth Individuals Percent

New Zealand 6,761 72.7%
England 1,023 11.0%
Scotland 861 9.3%
Northern Ireland 23 0.2%
Wales 18 0.2%
Australia 313 3.4%
Canada 50 0.5%
Germany 47 0.5%
Ireland 39 0.4%
Denmark 23 0.2%

Year of Birth

Birth year was documented for 11,500 of the 14,800 people in the database. Most individuals were born 1900-1999 (73%), with 6,640 (58%) born since 1929 and shown as "Living" on Rootsweb.


Year of Birth Individuals Percent

1600-1699 20 0.2%
1700-1799 177 1.5%
1800-1899 2,564 22.3%
1900-1999 8,400 73,0%
2000-now 344 3.0%

Some of the earliest births include:

Thomas RUSHBROOKE born 1622
Robert WATKINS born 1676
Richard SPURDLE born 1675

Graphic of Family tree growth
Number of individuals in family tree

Surnames

The following surnames had 25 or more individuals in the database. The number of individuals with each surname is given beside each name. It should be noted that some individuals are listed as "Living" with their surname on Rootsweb to maintain privacy.

The most frequent surnames were: Wallace 434, Spurdle 419, Duxfield 255, Rushbrooke 158, Harford 151, Watkins 145, Leith 140, Smith 137, Redpath 130.


Surname Number   Surname Number

ADAMS 29   McDONALD 36
ALCORN 27   McKEE 29
ALLEN 27   McLAREN 79
ARMSTRONG 37   McLERNON 33
BATEMAN 37   MILLAR 26
BELL 32   MIST 32
BENSEMANN 30   MOORE 28
BERKAHN 99   MUDGWAY 39
BLACK 38   MUMBY 27
BOYLE 43   MURRAY 27
BRETT 26   PHILLIPS 47
BROUGH 71   PRINGLE 121
BROWN 63   REDPATH 130
CAMERON 83   REID 42
CAMPBELL 29   REVELL 56
DROGEMULLER 44   RHODES 32
DUXFIELD 255   RICHARDSON 39
EVANS 25   ROBBINS 37
EWERS 66   ROSE 42
GATENBY 30   RUSHBROOKE 158
GEDGE 53   SCHULTZ 52
HARDING 27   SCOTT 60
HARFORD 151   SHEPHERD 28
HARRIS 28   SIXTUS 25
HAY 34   SMITH 137
HAYLOCK 120   SPURDLE 419
HEAVEY 43   SUTTON 31
HILL 40   TAITOKO 26
HOSKIN 50   TAYLOR 59
HUNT 41   THOMPSON 32
JOHNSON 42   TRUEMAN 45
JOHNSTON 25   TURNER 29
JONES 89   VINCENT 26
KELLER 34   WALKER 30
KERR 32   WALLACE 434
KING 26   WATKINS 145
KORTE 41   WATSON 31
LANDER 40   WESTGATE 30
LAWSON 27   WILL 28
LEITH 140   WILLIAMS 60
LOGAN 35   WILSON 46
LYNCH 29   WOOD 54
MAJOR 99   WRIGHT 61
MASON 115