Welcome to Down of a Thistle

This is a genealogical website started by someone named Skinner but connects to many other family surnames.

For casual visitors, you will only be able to find out about those that have passed on at least 20 years ago. This is done for privacy reasons. But don't let that dissuade you from looking around. Indeed, the information here goes back as much as several hundred years -- see Peter Houser and click on "Families".

If you would like a membership or have technical questions about the web site, please contact Ed Skinner via the link near the bottom of this page.

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Down of a Thistle
This family tree was last updated on August 8, 2015.
Individuals1,264
Males697
55.1%
Females563
44.5%
Total surnames289
Families378
Sources84
Media objects171
Repositories3
Total events979
Total users7

Earliest birth year1700Peter Houser
Birth about 1700 Wonderburg, Germany
Latest birth year2007This information is private and cannot be shown.
Earliest death year1786Henry Folland
Christening July 10, 1720 Dolton
Death August 12, 1786 (Age 66)
Latest death year2001 This information is private and cannot be shown.
Person who lived the longest106Isaac Houser Sr
Birth 1721 21 Wonderburg, Germany
Death 1827 (Age 106)
Average age at death62Males: 61   Females: 62
Family with the most children12Hugh Skinner + Catherine "Caroline" Folland
Marriage May 5, 1831 Pilton, Devon, England
Average number of children per family2.31 
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Most Common Surnames
Crowe, Folland, Houser, Skinner, Turnbull
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Top 5 surnames
Surname Individuals 
Crowe
062
62
Houser
161
61
Skinner
254
54
Turnbull
347
47
Folland
444
44
Top 10 given names
Female
NameCountCOUNT
Mary3535
Elizabeth2525
Margaret2222
Marie1515
Helen1212
Ann1111
Anne1010
Jane99
Sarah99
Clara99
Male
NameCountCOUNT
William4444
John4141
James2828
Henry2323
Robert2323
David2121
Michael1717
George1616
Charles1515
Richard1414