What is the earliest known arrival date Poll

Here are the results of our 23rd Unlock the Past poll - What is the earliest known arrival date of any of your ancestors? Votes were cast by 458 people. The results are summarised in the table below - most people responding had an ancestor arrive before 1860 though some are very recent arrivals.

Time Period Votes Percent Voters
before 1788 8 1.75
1788-1800 85 18.56
1801-1820 57 12.45
1821-1840 140 30.57
1841-1860 106 23.14
1861-1880 28 6.11
1881-1900 8 1.75
1901-1920 7 1.53
1921-1940 3 0.66
1941-1960 9 1.97
1961-1980 6 1.31
1981-2000 1 0.22
2001-2010 0 0

Where the voters came from

  • Australia - 408
  • France - 1
  • New Zealand - 18
  • Singapore - 1
  • United Kingdom - 1
  • United States - 2
  • Unknown - 27

Comments

Results

The 1.75% vote 'before 1788' is a bit scarey?

before 1788 arrival

or maybe, as this covers NZ as well, they have Maori Whakapapa

Perhaps these 8 poll replies

Perhaps these 8 poll replies came from people with some  Aboriginal ancestry.

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