TMEP 1211.02(b)(iii): U.S. Census Database Evidence

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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1211.02(b)(iii)    U.S. Census Database Evidence

The Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/topics/population/genealogy/data/2000_surnames.html ) has a database of surnames taken from the most recent decennial census. The surnames are ordered by rank, and the database lists the number of individuals in the country having each surname. Because the database reflects the number of individuals, rather than the number of households, with a particular name, search results from this database may be more persuasive evidence of surname frequency than results from telephone directory listings.