Discovering the size of my Scrace ONS!

The Guild of One Name Studies WiKi defines the size of a study by the number of entries in the 1881 England and Wales Census. The size is defined as

1 – 30
 Tiny
30 – 300
 Small
300 – 3,000
 Medium
3,000 – 30,000
 Large
30,000 – 300,000
 Extra Large
More than 300,000
 Extra-Extra Large

In order to capture the size of my ONS I have taken the average number of “hits” from the main genealogy sites (AncestryFMP  and Family Search ). I have not yet checked all the “hits” for accuracy as this study is in its just starting; however I believe that by doing it this way I will have a fair overview of the task  in hand.

Surname
Average occurrence in 1881 England & Wales Census
Size of Study
SCRACE
182
Small
SCRASE
358
Medium
All Variants per sites
595
Medium
SCRACE & SCRASE
540
Medium
As previously stated, I am going to concentrate my efforts on the SCRACE’s and SCRASE’s entries for the time being or I am likely to become overwhelmed by the data and this will inhibit the moving forward of the study in a meaningful way. I am starting with the variant that my family use, which is that of SCRACE.
With this in mind I am classing the SCRACE-ONS as “Medium” sized study.
For reference other variants that come up when searching are all under Tiny except one (Scarce) which is classified as small with an average of 43 occurances!
(Scrayce, Scrayse, Screes, Screeze, Scraet, Scrafe, Scrasce, Sraice, Scraise, Scracie, Scrate, Screash, Scasee, Scrass, Squas, Scross, Skruse, Screase, Scarce, Scarace, Scarse, Scras)
If anyone has any other names that they think should be included  as a variant then please let me know, by contacting me on the email address given on the about page.
Until next time……..
© Karen Anderson 2012
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About Karen

Wife and mum of two who is a hobbyist photographer, a lover of books, genealogy and spending my free-time with my kids.
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2 Responses to Discovering the size of my Scrace ONS!

  1. Janet McGrath says:

    I am the granddaughter of Maud Alice Scrase (the sister of Charlottle who was killed in the tram crash). My mother Brenda (daughter of Maud) is 96 years old and has a lot of Scrase family memories. Maud’s father was George William Scrase who died on St Helena. I was amazed to find how much work you have done on the Scrase family tree and would love to correspond with you. Thank you so much for this wealth of information! Please e-mail me if you get time!!

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