The names themselves

Initially I hoped that someone else far more experienced would produce such a website to help a beginner like myself. Hopefully that will eventually happen. In the meantime, I have collated various statistical methods useful for one-name study, from a variety of sources. I trust that others will advise on their strengths and weaknesses. As they say, it has been an educative experience.

Background official statistics for use with the mentioned methods can be found in the data pages.

This sub-section includes pages on:

A surname signature Estimating the total size of a surname Estimating at a single point, post 1801 How many alive today? D Porteous

To come:

1881 census: Geoff Riggs on the Goons 1881 Census project, definition of Density