While surfing on the internet looking for new data about
the worldwide Creighton/ Crichton/Craton/Crayton/.... family I stumbled
upon some fine demographic data about our family for both Great Britain
and the USA. The information was made available by the Hamrick Software
Corp. (USA) and the University College London (GB) respectively.
After some fiddling with the data
and presentation I got the following animations, showing the grows of
(parts of) the family in the USA as well as the homeland. I thought
you might be interested too. So here are the data, without any attempt
to interpretation. Maybe we will try to do that in a later stage.
Great Britain data, made available by the University College London
Here are some data for several
parts of the family (Creighton, Crichton, Crayton), showing the growth
in time (from 1880 till 1990) as well as the focal areas of living for
that particular part of the family. At first sight both the Crichtons
and Creightons were mostly Scottish, but later both have spread
considerably over England as well.
Originally (1880 timeframe) the
Crichtons seem to have been concentrated more around the Highlands,
the Creightons more around Dumfries and the Northern part of England.
Both were settled in the Edinburgh region. Cratons and Craytons were
more scattered, but also lower in number, not really suitable for
statistics. Below an animation, based on the data of the University
USA data, made available by Hamrick Software Corp.
Below an animation from the data for the USA, showing the growth of the
Creighton family from 1850 to 1990. No attempt to analyze yet. If you
have any comments, please let me know.