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For those with ASD's how rare is your last name using the Statistical Website linked in the Post?
Less than 1 in 1000. 26%  26%  [ 15 ]
1 in 1000 to 1 in 5000. 21%  21%  [ 12 ]
1 in 5000 to 1 in 10,000. 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
1 in 10,000 to 1 in 25,000 12%  12%  [ 7 ]
1 in 25,000+ 39%  39%  [ 22 ]
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11 Dec 2011, 9:01 pm

I have a co-joined last name. so theres only one varient of that out there and my son sure didnt get both.. ^^

i dunno what number to press cause the numbers confuse me a lot.



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11 Dec 2011, 9:28 pm

###### is a very rare last name
Very few last names in the US are #####
Be proud of your unique last name!


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11 Dec 2011, 9:33 pm

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BLAKE is the #342 most common male first name
0.036% of males in the US are named BLAKE.
Around 44100 US males are named BLAKE!


Quote:
######### is a very rare last name
Very few last names in the US are #########
Be proud of your unique last name!



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11 Dec 2011, 9:39 pm

Jory wrote:
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BLAKE is the #342 most common male first name
0.036% of males in the US are named BLAKE.
Around 44100 US males are named BLAKE!


Quote:
######### is a very rare last name
Very few last names in the US are #########
Be proud of your unique last name!


I thought your last name was Miller.



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11 Dec 2011, 10:01 pm

DrS wrote:
I thought your last name was Miller.


Where are you getting that from? :?



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11 Dec 2011, 10:08 pm

I was adopted and don't have a clue what my "real" name is. I hear my biological father was a playboy pimp who flalandered with all kinds of women and I don't think anyone has a clue what the man's name was.


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11 Dec 2011, 10:21 pm

My surname was "very rare".

A slight change in spelling to produce the most common variant of my surname suggested that about 1250 people in the US might have that variant of my surname. Still very uncommon.

My given name is also rather uncommon in the US - it is more than 260 names down the list of popular male given names.

I have found one other person on the web with the same given name and surname as mine, but in another country.



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12 Dec 2011, 12:39 am

My dad actually changed his last name to a more English sounding one. So, I don't know what he originally had. His name was his title: meaning teacher.

What I believe was his original surname is the #132nd most common name in America.

My mum's surname was actually less common.

Does it have something to do with Indians adopting a more English sounding last name? Because you know...the English presence over there.

My name is the #3851 most common female first name
0.001% of females in the US are named Awesome face

Around 1225 US females are named Awesome face

Note: Real name isn't actually Awesome face.


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12 Dec 2011, 12:45 am

aghogday wrote:
TheSunAlsoRises wrote:
The search is limited to first and last names in the US. The names that are common and rare in the US might not be common and rare elsewhere and vice versa.


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Good point, I'm thinking the majority of the responses would be from the US, and lesser so for the UK, based on polling from the past. Kept the margins wide to try to account for this.

If anyone understands their name not to be rare in their country, and get's a rare statistic out of this US source, if you will, please provide a post comment to this effect.


My last name, Belanger, is about 1 in 14,000 in the US
But in Canada, where my grandfather is from, my last name is a LOT more common. Especially in Quebec.


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12 Dec 2011, 1:31 am

From my mom's name...
is the #214 most common last name
0.049% of last names in the US.
Around 122500 people have ___________ as a last name!

Dad's side:
is the #1487 most common last name
0.008% of last names in the US.
Around 20000 people have ___________ as a last name!

Both my family names are fairly common in the US. But I get your hypothesis since autistics tend to have a hard time with relationships. So they'll be less likely to breed. Thus making the name more rare.



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12 Dec 2011, 2:38 am

@#$% is the #8452 most common last name
0.001% of last names in the US are @#$%.
Around 2500 people have MURR as a last name!

i think this might be too western-centric. my name is very common in lebanon but i dont think this takes into account racial diversity.



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12 Dec 2011, 2:40 am

My last name is one of the 250 most common last names in the US.



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12 Dec 2011, 2:55 am

My current last name is #1219 common last name and around 25,000 people have that last name in the USA.


My Dad's last name is rare. it said #12931 for common last name and around 2500 have that last name in the USA. I have only see one other person on TV with that last name and I don't think he was related to us and some character in a book had that last name too. My mom thinks it was a coincidence. There is even a road up near Seattle that has that name too.


My mom's maiden name is #3036 for last names and around 10000 have that name in the USA. I thought hers was a popular name because I have heard of others with that name too and even All That used that last name in the Ask Ashley skit and they even used the same first name my mother has and it was a funny coincidence. My mother heard of other females having the same first and last name as her growing up. :?



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12 Dec 2011, 3:26 am

Madao wrote:
From my mom's name...
is the #214 most common last name
0.049% of last names in the US.
Around 122500 people have ___________ as a last name!

Dad's side:
is the #1487 most common last name
0.008% of last names in the US.
Around 20000 people have ___________ as a last name!

Both my family names are fairly common in the US. But I get your hypothesis since autistics tend to have a hard time with relationships. So they'll be less likely to breed. Thus making the name more rare.



I remember being a kid thinking, nobody's heard of my last name before, or can figure out how to pronounce it. Even at about age 7, I was thinking does this mean that folks with my last name are the last of their kind for some reason? I didn't talk much as a child, but I thought way too much.

As it turns out my last name isn't nearly as uncommon in Germany as it is in the US.

By the way, I did the math wrong on mine :oops: . It was 1 in 30,000, instead of 1 in 10,000. One thing I've thought of too, humans were geographically isolated for thousands of years. In the last several hundred years the world has become a melting pot of sorts.

Humans adapted to thousands of years to specific environmental conditions, in part through cultural adaptations.

My Grandfather lived in Ireland, and his father in the Black Forest of Germany. Florida is a much different environment and culture. Not sure what that might mean for reproduction or for autism, but in many cases it could just be a matter of names getting spread out over the globe.

Particularly for those that have immigrated out of communist countries, whose boarders were once closed.



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12 Dec 2011, 3:27 am

Jory wrote:
DrS wrote:
I thought your last name was Miller.


Where are you getting that from? :?


Your profile picture is one of the cover images of The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick, and depicts the titular character, Palmer Eldritch. However your nick is "Jory". Jory Miller is a character in Ubik by Philip K. Dick who has a similar role in Ubik to the one Palmer has in The Three Stigmata.



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12 Dec 2011, 8:22 am

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as the disorder is more common among Caucasians and Europeans have been breeding within a smaller gene pool for thousands of years


Not true. In the UK, it is higher amongst Afro-Caribbeans than any other ethnic groups. (This comment is based on the research of a colleague, who did his PhD in the subject a few years ago.)

Researchers in Sweden and the US have found high numbers of ASD amongst Somali immigrants. There was recently an article (in, I think, the New York Times) that showed a very high rate of ASD amongst South Koreans.

There might be a higher rate of diagnosis - which is an entirely different issue from occurrence - due to greater awareness and the existence in many European countries of nationalised healthcare.

Also, if you are attributing 'breeding within a smaller gene pool' (small than what? a breadbox?) then you would do well to look at societies in which there is polygyny / polyandry as the multiple spouses are often drawn from siblings or in areas of the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent where marriage between cousins in common. Saudi Arabia, for example, has a high rate of congenital birth defects for just this reason.



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