Monday, September 26, 2016

Censuswhacking Historical Names in the 1940 Census

I'm always intrigued by the census records that have historical given names and historical given-last name combinations.  I used the 1940 United States census on to find:

1)  LENIN -- 86 matches for given name Lenin:

There is a Lenin Romanoff residing in Spokane, Washington.

There are 124 matches for the surname of Lenin.

2)  STALIN -- There are 26 matches for given name Stalin

There are 113 matches for the surname Stalin, including a Joseph Stalin in King County, Washington, and another in Tazewell County, Illinois.

3)  MUSSOLINI -- There are 4 matches for given name Mussolini.

There are 24 matches for the surname Mussolini.

4)  WINSTON CHURCHILL -- There are 36 persons named Winston Churchill.

5)  KING GEORGE -- There are 16 persons named King George.

6)  FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT -- There are 6 persons named Franklin Roosevelt.

7)  THEODORE ROOSEVELT -- There are 18 persons named Theodore Roosevelt.

8)  HERBERT HOOVER -- There are 201 persons named Herbert Hoover.

9)  DONALD DUCK -- there are 12 persons named Donald Duck.

10)   QUEEN VICTORIA -- there are two persons named Queen Victoria.

What famous names do you suggest for the 1940 U.S. census?

NOTE:  I stole this idea from Kirsty Gray (see, and expanded it a bit.  Thanks, Kirsty!


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