Genealogy Documents created by
L. David Roper (
Revised 18 September 1999
Computers in Genealogy Tutorial
L. David Roper ancestral chart (419 kbytes)
References used in L. David Roper genealogy research
Roper families documents
Franklin families documents
Capt. Daniel Little, Esquire, Inc. web page
Two Roper and Little Families' Heroes
Calculating Kinship
When's It a Name (A study of given-name frequencies in my Roper file.)
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Sample name frequencies graphs | Popular names in Roper file
Name frequencies in the Bible
Ecclesiasticus 44: 1-10,13-14: Let us now praise famous people, our ancestors in their generations. The Lord gave them great glory, his majesty from the beginning. There were those who ruled kingdoms, and made a name for themselves by their courage; those who gave advice because they were intelligent; those who were prophets; those who led the people by their wisdom and knowledge; those who wrote music or poetry; rich people, living peacefully in their homes--all these were honored in their day, and were the pride of their times. Some of them have left behind a name, so that others praise them. But of others there is no memory; they died without anyone knowing them; but these also were godly people, whose good deeds have not been forgotten; their children will continue forever, and their glory will never be blotted out. Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name lives on generation after generation.