Soundex is the most widely used phonetic algorithm in genealogy for indexing names by their sound. Its great strength is for names with the same pronunciation to be encoded to one number, so that matching can occur despite differences in spelling. It was originally developed in 1918 and came
into wide genealogical use with the issue of the 1881 census transcript.
The Soundex code for a name consists of a letter followed by three numbers: the letter is the first letter of the name, and the numbers encode the remaining consonants.
The Soundex Code for this name is