How Many Ancestors Do You Have?

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Number of Your Ancestors

(Parents of parents, etc. No aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, or brothers) Starting year- 1995 Average generation- 25 years Starting age - 45

 

YEAR

NUMBER
OF YOUR
ANCESTORS

PERCENTAGE
WITH SAME
LAST NAME

Birth Year

1950

   

1 generation back:
parents

1925

2

50.00%

2 generations back:
grandparents

1900

4

25.00%

3 generations back:
great-grandparents

1875

8

12.50%

4 generations back

1850

16

6.25%

5 generations back

1825

32

3.13%

6 generations back

1800

64

1.56%

7 generations back

1775

128

0.78%

8 generations back

1750

256

0.39%

9 generations back

1725

512

0.20%

10 generations back

1700

1024

0.10%

11 generations back

1675

2048

0.05%

12 generations back

1650

4096

0.02%

13 generations back

1625

8192

0.01%

14 generations back

1600

16384

0.01%

Number of Boxes to Complete Your Ancestor Chart

 

# of Boxes

Total

Generation #1

1

1

Generation #2

2

3

Generation #3

4

7

Generation #4

8

15

Generation #5

16

31

Generation #6

32

63

Generation #7

64

127

Generation #8

128

255

Generation #9

256

511

Generation #10

512

1,023

Generation #11

1,024

2,047

Generation #12

2,048

4,095

Generation #13

4,096

8,191

Generation #14

8,192

16,383

Generation #15

16,384

32,767

Generation #16

32,768

65,535

Generation #17

65,536

131,071

Generation #18

131,072

262,143

Generation #19

262,144

524,287

Generation #20

524,288

1,048,575

Generation #21

1,048,576

2,097,151

Generation #22

2,097,152

4,194,303

Generation #23

4,194,304

8,388,607

Generation #24

8,388,608

16,777,215

Generation #25

16,777,216

33,554,431

Generation #26

33,554,432

67,108,863

Generation #27

67,108,864

134,217,727

Generation #28

134,217,728

268,435,455

Generation #29

268,435,456

536,870,911

Generation #30

536,870,912

1,073,741,823

Generation #31

1,073,741,824

2,147,483,647

Generation #32

2,147,483,648

4,294,967,295

Generation #33

4,294,967,296

8,589,934,591

Generation #34

8,589,934,592

17,179,869,183

Generation #35

17,179,869,184

34,359,738,367

Generation #36

34,359,738,368

68,719,476,735

Generation #37

68,719,476,736

137,438,953,471

Generation #38

137,438,953,472

274,877,906,943

Generation #39

274,877,906,944

549,755,813,887

Generation #40

549,755,813,888

1,099,511,627,775