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More Sewell Data

By Ian Sewell

 

This article was published in the December 2016 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society

 

As part of the work I am doing to update the Sewell information I thought I would give you an over view of the data that we have. We have at the moment 12 Gedcoms covering the whole country, though this will change slightly as I have a few changes to make such as merging the gedcom for Norfolk and Norwich. These files cover 35 counties and contain a total of 22,260 individuals of which 15,134 are names of interest. Each one now has a unique number made up from the County Code, Parish Code and a sequential number of the first confirmed record for that tree. The top 5 names are in the table opposite, with other variants making up the rest. The variants are primarily in specific counties: Saywell in Kent, Cambridgeshire & Essex, Seawall in Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire and Sewall in Warwickshire, Essex & Durham

The breakdown by county is not surprising with the top five counties being Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Northants and Cumberland. However, I feel that once I have complete the 1881 census Cumberland and Durham will move up.

Unsurprisingly given the number of names in Essex the two largest trees come from Essex, though LINfroA (a tree from Lincolnshire) is a surprisingly large tree.

 

Top Five Sewell Variants

Name

Number of individuals

% of Total

SEWELL

13,709

90.59%

SEWEL

404

2.67%

SAYWELL

222

1.47%

SEAWELL

186

1.23%

SEWALL

90

0.59%

 

Total Number of Trees by County

County

Number of trees

Total individuals

Bedfordshire

1

2

Buckinghamshire

11

136

Cambridgeshire

26

255

Cheshire

12

23

Cornwall

21

37

Cumberland

49

783

Derbyshire

32

87

Devon

38

93

Dorset

3

3

Durham

199

618

Essex

693

3260

Gloucestershire

4

44

Hertfordshire

41

335

Isle of Wight

2

48

Kent

52

370

Leicestershire

3

29

Lincolnshire

10

417

London

31

397

Middlesex

28

382

Northumberland

50

277

Norfolk

317

2477

Northamtonshire

53

770

Nottinghamshire

85

395

Oxfordshire

8

132

Rutland

8

205

Somerset

4

54

Suffolk

410

1611

Surrey

93

480

Sussex

47

226

Staffordshire

1

2

Warwickshire

68

285

Westmorland

3

94

Wiltshire

1

27

Worcestershire

21

142

Yorkshire

2

5

 

 

Number of individuals per chart for the five largest charts

Tree

Number of individuals

ESSgmpC 360
ESSgdnU 332
LINfroA 272
NFKhadA 186
NFKhalA 173

 

 

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