Popular Forenames

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Dear Department for Education,

Could you please provide me with a lists of the most popular forename and surnames based on the latest school census data - can you provide this as two separate CSV files or separate Excel worksheets, one for forenames and another for surnames. Can this also include count as well.

For example:

SELECT TOP 1000
[forename] as Forename
,count([forename]) as Forename_Count
FROM
[person]
GROUP BY
[forename]
ORDER BY
count([forename]) desc

Yours faithfully,

Matt Smith

Department for Education

 

 

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Dear Department for Education,

Could you please chase this as it is now over due.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Smith

ARMSTRONG, Melanie, Department for Education

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Dear Mr Smith,

 
RE: Freedom of Information request – Top 1000 popular Surnames and Forenames

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 7 April 2015. You
requested:

 

Could you please provide me with a list of the most popular forename and surnames based on
the latest school census data - can you provide this as two separate CSV files or separate
Excel worksheets, one for forenames and another for surnames. Can this also include count as
well?

 

For example:

 

SELECT TOP 1000

            [forename] as Forename

            ,count([forename]) as Forename_Count

FROM

            [person]

GROUP BY

            [forename]

ORDER BY

            count([forename]) desc

 

SELECT TOP 1000

            [forename] as Forename

            ,count([forename]) as Forename_Count

FROM

            [person]

GROUP BY

            [forename]

ORDER BY

            count([forename]) desc

 

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I have attached an Excel spreadsheet which contains two worksheets as requested, separated
by Surname and the count and Forename and the count. This information was taken from the
Autumn School Census 2014.

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Melanie Armstrong

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