My Sweet Sixteen

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Below are my "sweet sixteen."  That is my first 16 Ancestral surnames in ahnentafel order.  I'm adding the Number of profiles with that surname on Wikitree.  They vary from 1 to 33207.  Some of them would be much more common if I added in other common versions of the spelling but I'm using the spelling my line uses or the one the woman who married in my tree used.Feel free to emulate, discuss or even see if you can make your line connect to mine.

Dardinger 53, Miller 33207, Thompson 24867, Anthony 1824, Schimmel 85, Krause 855, Conrad 1610, Knoderer 34, Schleup 1, Hessler 47, Marks 1701. Schroener 2, Evans 14087, Parker 17424, Seeberger 10, McCrary 293
in The Tree House by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (408k points)

I always like these kind of statistics. Here are mine (some are at 0 in the tree, since I'm new here and have only just started making profiles for my ancestors).

van Veenendaal 21
Kaspersen 8
Meerding 3
Ravenhorst 6
van den Broek 101
Maassen 23
Lammertse 16
Blanken 25
van Klooster 8
Bosboom 35
van der Heijden 78
Kruimer 0
Prinssen 0
Andriessen 42
van Velzen 49
Andriessen 42

 

From the low numbers for the surnames it looks like the Netherlands could use some more wikitreers. :-)

I do have an ancestral line from the Netherlands, Mary Vandevender married my 5ggrandfather, David Evans, Sr. It's spelled various ways in partiicular with a t instead of a d at the end.  Unfortunately I've never been able to link Mary to parents.  However a ggrandaughter of her's, Susannah Evans married a Nimrod Vandeventer and I have lots of that family in my offline tree.  Actually, looking at the tree, Nimrod's father Philip married Elizabeth Evans, a granddaughter of David Evans Sr. through a different child so those two lines are quite tangled.

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