Wednesday, December 10, 2014

That's What I'm Tolkien About!

The folks over at Crestleaf are having a fun contest for the holidays so I'm participating because 1.) I like to be supportive of such things and 2.) the prize is a $250 gift card from Amazon!! How many genealogy books gifts for other people could I buy with that?

The contest is: 

1. Pick a fun theme for a blog post (TV shows, celebrities, movies, cars, states, nicknames, cities in California, etc.).

2. Create a blog post revolved around surnames from the Crestleaf genealogy records database.

As some of you might have guessed from my name, I'm a *bit* of a Tolkien fanatic and, of course, that's why I went with this theme.

THAT'S WHAT I'M TOLKIEN ABOUT

I searched the Crestleaf database for surnames that tied in with J. R. R. Tolkien's books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  Here's what I came up with:

1. TOLKIEN (6)
2. HOBBIT (1)
3. DWARF (7)
4. RING (4,944)
5. WIZARD (3)
6. MAGIC (31)
7. SPIDER (18)
8. ELF(ers) (212)
9. DOOM (243)
10. EYE (516)
11. WARG (79)
12. EAGLE (2,451)
13. MINES (759)
14. GONDOR (28)
15. SAURON (3)
16. TOWER (1,611)
17. ROHAN (794)
18. SHIRE (288)
19. GOLLUM (4)
20. GANDALF (2)
21. MERRY (1,132)
22. BILBO (411)
23. ISENGARD (12)
24. PIPPIN (2,247)
25. FELLOWSHIP (1)

Thanks Mark and the Crestleaf gang - this was fun!

~Eowyn