The story of the
Chrimes, Crimes, Chrymes and Crymes
How many people named CRYMES, CHRYMES, CRIMES and CHRIMES have there been
throughout the world?
How many are there now?
Where are they now?
Very approximately, there have been a total of less than 2,000 people named CHRIMES, a similar number of CRIMES, less than 1,000 CRYMES and less than 100 CHRYMES.How many now?
It is an objective of this website to identify - and thereby count - all of the people named CRYMES/CHRYMES/CRIMES/CHRIMES who are alive today. Until that objective is reached, we can try to estimate the numbers, starting with those alive in the UK today. Two methods of approximation are suggested here. Both methods use the name CHRIMES as a example, but are equally applicable to other names:
The following table gives the UK FPM for CRYMES, CHRYMES, CRIMES and CHRIMES. I have added some other surnames, for comparison, and to illustrate just how rare these surnames are:
What about the rest of the world?
The worldwide distribution of the four variant names CRYMES, CHRYMES, CRIMES and CHRIMES differs considerably. See the associated story elsewhere on this website. The simplified summary is that there are no CHRYMES remaining anywhere in the world, there are just a few CRIMES in United States and Australia, there are a large number of CRYMES in United States and there are a large number of CHRIMES distributed across Australia and United States.
The WorldNames website gives the following table of Top Regions of the World for the surname CHRIMES:
|North West UK||32.07 FPM|
|West Midlands UK||17.51 FPM|
|East Midlands UK||6.69 FPM|
|Yorkshire UK||4.64 FPM|
|Wales UK||5.45 FPM|
|New Hampshire, USA||4.44 FPM|
|South West UK||3.88 FPM|
|Northern Ireland UK||3.41 FPM|
|Ontario, Canada||3.16 FPM|
The distribution of the CRYMES surname across the United States is as follows:
|South Carolina||13.29 FPM|
|District of Columbia||5.23 FPM|
As with the distribution within the UK, we need to be aware of alternatives to simple emigration:
|Do you have any information on specific emigrations?|
For more details of the CHRIMES, CRIMES and CRYMES within particular countries, see:
The placename associated with a birth, marriage or death record
is usually the place of registration and not the place where the event occurred. If the
people whose event is recorded lived in a town, then the place name given on the record
will probably tell us where they lived. But if, as with so many of the CRYMES/CHRYMES/CRIMES/CHRIMESs, the
people lived in rural locations, their births, marriages and deaths will have been
registered possibly many miles away in a town which has a register office. This town
may not be the nearest, most obvious one, due to the strange boundaries of some
This pitfall is not restricted to the post-1837 registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths. Another problem arises when interpreting Parish Records: Not every village had its own church or chapel before 1850. Many small villages were part of a large parish, with a single church serving them all. Most Parish Records do not give information on the residence of the people concerned, so it is easy to jump to the wrong conclusion as to their place of residence.
Some examples which relate to the CRYMES/CHRYMES/CRIMES/CHRIMESs: