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Statistics - 2009

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Statistics were calculated for the individuals in the RootsWeb Database as of 9 August 2009 when the database had 12,800 individuals on Rootsweb. An updated version of this page is available.

Most individuals were born 1900-1999 (74%) and in New Zealand (75%). Three family lines have been traced back to the 1600's.

Database size

The number of individuals in my genealogy database is indicated below. On average, about 90 individuals per month get added to the database.


Date 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

Country of Birth

Birth locations were documented for 7,880 of the 12,800 people in the database. New Zealand and the United Kingdom were the most frequent country of birth.


Country of Birth Individuals Percent

New Zealand 5,951 75.5%
England 876 11.1%
Scotland 577 7.3%
Ireland 43 0.5%
Australia 246 3.1%
Germany 44 0.6%
Denmark 22 0.3%

Year of Birth

Birth year was documented for 9,740 of the 12,800 people in the database. Most individuals were born 1900-1999 (74%), with 5,770 born since 1929 and shown as "Living" on Rootsweb (59%).


Year of Birth Individuals Percent

1600-1699 20 0.2%
1700-1799 160 1.6%
1800-1899 2118 21.7%
1900-1999 7235 74.3%
2000-now 211 2.2%

Some of the earliest births include:

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

Surnames

The following surnames had 20 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" on Rootsweb to maintain privacy.

The most frequent surnames were: SPURDLE 404, WALLACE 368, DUXFIELD 254, RUSHBROOKE 157, HARFORD 150, WATKINS 143, PRINGLE 121, MASON 115, REDPATH 112, HAYLOCK 109, SMITH 109.


SURNAME Number   SURNAME Number

ADAMS 28   MARSHALL 20
ALCORN 27   MASON 115
ALEXANDER 22   McDONALD 39
ALLEN 25   McGREGOR 21
ARMSTRONG 37   McKEE 28
ASTLEY 24   McLAREN 74
BATEMAN 37   MILLAR 26
BELL 32   MIST 32
BENSEMANN 30   MOORE 25
BERKAHN 95   MUDGWAY 27
BLACK 36   MUMBY 27
BOYLE 42   PEARSON 20
BROUGH 68   PRINGLE 121
BROWN 51   REDPATH 112
CAMERON 72   REID 32
CAMPBELL 27   REVELL 56
CRAIG 20   RHODES 20
DAVIS-GOFF 20   RICHARDSON 39
DROGEMULLER 44   ROBBINS 37
DUXFIELD 254   ROBERTSON 24
EGGERS 21   ROSE 40
EWERS 66   ROWE 23
FORLONG 20   RUSHBROOKE 157
GATENBY 30   SADDINGTON 24
GEDGE 52   SCHULTZ 52
GILMOUR 20   SCOTT 60
HARDING 27   SHEPHERD 24
HARFORD 150   SIXTUS 25
HARRIS 23   SMITH 109
HAY 33   SPENCER 24
HAYLOCK 109   SPURDLE 404
HEAVEY 35   SUTTON 31
HILL 39   TAITOKO 26
HOSKIN 47   TAYLOR 54
HUNT 30   THOMPSON 34
JOHNSON 37   TRUEMAN 36
JONES 71   TURNER 21
KELLER 34   VINCENT 26
KENAH 22   WALKER 26
KERR 32   WALLACE 368
KING 24   WATKINS 143
KORTE 40   WATSON 30
LANDER 40   WESTGATE 30
LAWSON 20   WESTON 21
LEITH 92   WILL 24
LOGAN 33   WILLIAMS 61
LYNE 22   WILSON 45
MAJOR 80   WOOD 49
MARGETTS 22   WRIGHT 54