Last Name - SOCIO-EXERCISE#3 Last Name Ricker%Freq.004 Cumm Freq 56.975 Rank 2985 Approx number as of 1990 9,948(Butler 2006 Top 5 name freq SMITH

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SOCIO-EXERCISE #3 Last Name: Ricker %Freq: .004 Cumm Freq: 56.975 Rank: 2985 Approx number as of 1990- 9,948 (Butler, 2006) Top 5: name freq cum.freq rank approx num as of 1990 (Butler, 2006) SMITH 1.006 1.006 1 2,501,922 JOHNSON 0.810 1.816 2 2,014,470 WILLIAMS 0.699 2.515 3 1,738,413 JONES 0.621 3.136 4 1,544,427 BROWN 0.621 3.757 5 1,544,427 Definition of last names: Smith-   Derived from the Anglo-Saxon "smitan," to smite or strike, SMITH and its derivations are an occupational name for a man who works with metal (smith or blacksmith), one of the earliest jobs for which specialist skills were required. It is a craft that was practiced in all countries, making the surname and its derivations the most common of all surnames. Johnson- English patronymic name meaning "son of John (gift of God)." JONES is the common Welsh version of this surname. Williams- 1) Son or descendant of Guillemin, a pet form of Guillaume, the French form of William. 2) From the Belgic "guild-helm," harnessed with a gilded helmet or
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course SOCIO 1010 taught by Professor Petty during the Spring '07 term at College of Southern Nevada.

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Last Name - SOCIO-EXERCISE#3 Last Name Ricker%Freq.004 Cumm Freq 56.975 Rank 2985 Approx number as of 1990 9,948(Butler 2006 Top 5 name freq SMITH

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