National origins of America's founders

An analysis of the surnames of heads of families recorded in the first Federal census presents us with the following breakdown of American ancestry in 1790:

The "Hebrew" (Jewish--mostly Sephardic I'm guessing) fraction of the population is about 0.04% (1,243 out of 2,810,248 in the census schedules available).

Source: Ales Hrdlicka, The Old Americans, pp. 10-12; based on Census publication A Century of Population Growth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Quite the nation of immigrants, eh?