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From: "H.P. Carlisle" <>
Subject: Re: How popular is your name?
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 18:55:38 -0000
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Interesting, Mike.

I can beat your count. I can find only 8 (yes, 8) COULDERYs (direct

Helen, West Sussex, UK

PS - How many Ian Pubby Hunters could there possibly be!!!!!!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Loxdale" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 6:13 PM
Subject: Fw: How popular is your name?

> Hello World,
> A bit off topic, but if you have trouble getting rid of your family and
friends after the Christmas party and even the mention of your five times
great granny fails to move them or, most importantly, stop them finishing
off your beer and best malt whisky, suggest party games and try to see if
they can guess how many people have their own surname and can estimate how
popular it is in comparison with others. Then log on to the following site
and amaze them with your knowledge;
> This is a database of surnames for England, Wales and the Isle of Man
(sorry not much use to those overseas or North of the Border) provided by
the Office of National Statistics and is relevant as at September 2002 (with
a few minor amendations as described on the home page). It contains 269,353
surnames representing 54,412,638 people and guaranteed to clear your house
within minutes.
> Out of interest, only 38 of us Loxdales alive and kicking, being the
60,264th most (un)popular surname.
> Seasons greetings,
> Mick Loxdale
> Orpington, Kent, UK

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