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14 in a Million

Just in case there weren't enough ways to waste time on the internet...

Surname Profiler reports that there are only 14 Bish's per million people in the UK. A mere 515 of us in the country.

I wondered if there was anyone rarer... turns out our CU leaders speaker and pastor of Above Bar Southampton, John Risbridger is... with only seven in a million. Are you more rare?

Forget google-whacking, are you one in a million? (The system only records those where there are over 100 people with the name... so if you're one in a million you wont show up, but two should... )

UPDATE: My best man is a Harwin, only five in a million.... as is my mate Mr Carding.


  1. Krish Kandiah wins with only 4!

  2. Hi Dave, Lindsay Hutchinson here, stumbled across your blog. I thought Stark might be pretty rare but it turns out there are loads in Scotland! No doubt Andy Shudall will be in touch soon to let you know he is one in a million!

  3. Hi Dave,

    Well, being only five in a million is pretty good, but Petra's maiden name (Whittenham) is below their radar with less than 100 entries across the whole of the country!

  4. Wooo!! Seven Congreves per million. 259 in the country. Apparently, most of them live in Peterborough...

    There's also the grammatically incorrect which tells you, via the electoral register, how many people share your full name. There's 11 Michael Congreves. I shall hunt them down, Terminator style. To Peterborough!

  5. The site is amazing! (They both are really but...) There are 5 Nathan Burley's in the country. When Libby marries me she'll go from a 1/102 (Elizabeth Main) to a 1/28 with the new surname. Now I know why she said yes!!!

  6. There are not even 100 Clokey's in the country. I came up as a not found. Boo Hoo

  7. Lindsay was right - the only Shudalls in the UK are clustered in Liverpool and surrounds as far as I can find.

    And guess what - we'll be the only ones in the NZ census which is about to take place! One (or five) in 4.5 million. How lovely :o)

  8. PS - just checked the yournotme site: 26 Shudalls in the UK - I can directly count 21 of them as my relatives...

  9. try juganidoo .. hey isnt it strange we spent all the sociology lesson yesterday on this site !

  10. There is a chap called Michael Pimbury, he livesn in Gloucestershire I think, and he is believed to be the only person in the World with the surname Pimbury.

  11. Right; that's it. I'm changing my surname to Smrrrugffggshue.

  12. Wow... when I get married, I'll be the only Kathryn Dunham in the UK!! Impressive...

  13. Apparently I'm "as rare as a wombats wingnut" which is as grammatically incorrect as the site name. There are 3 of me in the UK. Then again, since I am not in the UK, there are only 2 of me in the UK. And my maths teacher at school new one of the others. So that leaves one person to track down. Scary anyway, eh?

    And Grier isn't as rare as I thought (21/million in GB). Mostly in Scotland which is unsurprising - and it seems that you might run into some Griers if/when you're next down in Southland, Andy, so watch out.

  14. Hmmm, I'm currently 21 in a million, but when I get married later this year I'll go to 1,807 in a million!! There are far too many Campbells in the UK!!
    On I'm the only Rachel Matson in the country, so when I marry there'll be none of us... how wierd!


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