* Wysocki * - is not a name as
popular as Kowalski or Smith, but there are a lot of people by
this name living in the world.

**Let's calculate:** there are 107 *
Wysockis* in the Poznan (Poland) directory for 1997/98. With about
25 phones per 100 people in Poznan (1 phone per 4 people) we come to 107 x 4 = 428
* Wysockis*
living in my city. In 1998 the population of Poznan was 578.200, which gives
7,402 (0,07402%) * Wysockis* in 10.000 people.
Assuming a similar saturation with * Wysockis * among other Poles (1998 -
38.660.000), we
come to 28.617 * Wysockis* in Poland in 1998. About one third of Poles
lives outside of Poland, so we have to add 14.308. Adding to this number some 10%
(1.431 person) of
"foreign * Wysockis*", who do not consider themselves
Polish any more, we get:

28.617 + 14.308 + 1.431 = **44.356
Wysockis in the world**.

If the total population of the
world reaches ca.
5.924.607.000 then there is one* Wysocki* in each 133.569 people.

According to an official census there are 29.720 *Wysockis*
in Poland now, most living in the area around Warszawa (3.103), the fewest
around Krosno (53) and Nowy Sacz (54).

The surname *Wysocki* was first noted in ca.
1350. The time of one generation is about 25 years, so until 2000 there have
been about 26 generations of *Wysockis*.
Assuming that the number of people in each generation could be represented by
geometric progression we come to the formula:

**W _{26 }=
W_{1 }q^{25}**

where:

**
W _{26}
** - number of

W

q

The total number of *Wysockis*
on Earth up till today:

SW_{26} = W_{1}(q^{26}-1)/(q-1)
= 2(1,5342^{26}-1)/(1,5342-1) = 254.830

Out of the total number of *Wysockis*
living on Earth until today ( 254.830) **17,4%** are alive at present.

See: Wysocki in the USA

Last updated: 2001-03-08

© 2000 JW