I, like Randy, love numbers and I just couldn’t pass this one up. I did the same experiment using my One-Name Study name, Glaentzer. Glaentzer is a pretty rare surname though it does suffer from a lot of variations. I ran it through the big online repositories as is, no variations, just to see what kind of numbers I would get. I set the search engines for exact matches only.
Ancestry.com – Historical Records only (no stories, trees, or photos) – 660 hits.
FamilySearch – Historical Records – 345 hits.
FindMyPast – All Records – 87 hits.
MyHeritage – All Collections (I had to hand subtract the tree hits, there is no way to filter them out of the search) – 365 hits.
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