Extracted data from census records.

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Surname Distribution by Census/County 1850/1
    Where the surname(s) were in 1850/1 census records


    Surname Distribution by Census/County 1910/1
      Where the surname(s) were in 1910/1 census records
      • Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

        Abraham Lincoln
      • My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

        Cary Grant
      • Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

        E. B. White
      • I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

        e. e. cummings
      • What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

        — Saint Augustine
      • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

        Mark Twain
      • If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

        Henry David Thoreau
      • If two things look the same, look for differences. If they look different, look for similarities.

        John Cardinal
      • In theory, there is no difference. In practice, there is.

        — Anonymous
      • Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

        John Adams
      • People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

        Abraham Lincoln
      • History - what never happened described by someone who wasn't there

        — ?Santayana?
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        — Last of the Summer Wine
      • Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened

        — Terry Pratchett
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        — Terry Pratchett
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        — Petronius (210 BC)
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        — Proust
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        — Proust "Within the Budding Grove"
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        William J. H. Boetcker
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        — George Bernard Shaw
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        — Anon
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