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The frequency and origin of surnames varies widely. This is a listing of the most common surnames (alphabetical by country names):

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Asia

China

According to the survey conducted by the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China in April 2007, the top 100 surnames covers 84.77% of Chinese population,the top 10 surnames each have a population of more than 20 million,the top 22 surnames each have a population of more than 10 million,the top 22 surnames in China are listed as follows:[1][citation needed]

#NameRomanizationPopulation(2007)Frequency(2007)Population(2006.11)[4]
1Wáng92,881,0007.25%92,550,000
292,074,0007.19%91,020,000
3张(張)Zhāng87,502,0006.83%86,690,000
4刘(劉)Liú----65,280,000
5陈(陳)Chén----56,640,000
6杨(楊)Yáng----41,680,000
7黄(黃)Huáng----29,410,000
8赵(趙)Zhào----26,180,000
9吴(吳)----25,020,000
10Zhōu>20,000,000--24,330,000
11----18,550,000
12孙(孫)Sūn----17,940,000
13马(馬)----16,890,000
14Zhū----16,460,000
15----14,970,000
16Guō----14,260,000
17----13,340,000
18Gāo----12,900,000
19Lín----12,500,000
20罗(羅)Luó----12,400,000

Japan

Based on the Japanese surname Dictionary (日本苗字大辞典) issued in July 1996, there are 291,129 different surnames in Japan.If surnames pronounced or romanized the same but written with different Chinese characters count as different surnames, there are believed to be approximately 300,000 surnames in Japan.The top 10 surnames cover approximately 10% of the population and the top ranked 7,000 surnames cover slightly more than approx. 96%.[2]

This ranking is based on the average number of the entries in all Japanese Yellow Pages for the past three years.[3]

#NameRomanizationNo. of entries
1佐藤Satō456,430
2鈴木Suzuki403,506
3高橋Takahashi335,288
4田中Tanaka314,770
5渡辺 (渡邊)Watanabe263,817
6伊藤Itō255,876
7山本Yamamoto254,662
8中村Nakamura249,509
9小林Kobayashi241,651
10斎藤 (斉藤)Saitō225,404
11加藤Katō203,101
12吉田Yoshida197,460
13山田Yamada197,460
14佐々木Sasaki169,617
15山口Yamaguchi152,065
16松本Matsumoto149,006
17井上Inoue143,552
18木村Kimura137,160
19Hayashi129,673
20清水Shimizu123,953
21山崎Yamazaki / Yamasaki114,802
22Mori110,430
23阿部 / 安倍Abe108,369
24池田Ikeda108,369
25橋本Hashimoto105,778
26山下Yamashita102,647
27石川Ishikawa97,704
28中島Nakajima / Nakashima95,699
29前田Maeda93,207
30藤田Fujita91,298
31小川Ogawa91,298
32岡田Okada89,856
33後藤Gotō89,818
34長谷川Hasegawa87,815
35村上Murakami86,992
36近藤Kondō86,695
37石井Ishii86,234
38坂本Sakamoto78,849
39遠藤Endō78,178
40青木Aoki76,233
41藤井Fujii75,826
42西村Nishimura75,264
43福田Fukuda74,510
44太田Ōta74,352
45三浦Miura72,640
46藤原Fujiwara72,569
47岡本Okamoto71,443
48松田Matsuda71,102
49中川Nakagawa
50中野Nakano70,082
51原田Harada

Korea

Korean surnames have a variety of ways of being romanized.

  1. 김 (金; Kim, Gim, Ghim)
  2. 이 (李; Lee, Yi, I, Rhee)
  3. 박 (朴; Park, Pak, Bak, Bhak)
  4. 최 (崔; Choi, Choe)
  5. 정 (鄭; Jeong, Chung, Jung)
  6. 강 (姜; Kang, Gang)
  7. 조 (趙; Cho, Jo, Joe)
  8. 윤 (尹; Yoon, Youn, Yun)
  9. 장 (張; Jang, Chang)
  10. 임 (林; Lim, Rim, Im)
  11. 한 (韓; Han, Haan)
  12. 오 (吳; O, Oh, Au)
  13. 신 (申; Shin, Sin)
  14. 서 (徐; Seo,Suh)
  15. 권 (權; Kwon, Gwon)
  16. 황 (黃; Hwang, Whang)
  17. 안 (安; Ahn, An)
  18. 송 (宋; Song,Soung)
  19. 유 (柳; Yoo, Yu)
  20. 홍 (洪; Hong)
  21. 전 (全; Jeon, Jun, Chun)
  22. 고 (高; Ko, Go)
  23. 문 (文; Mun, Moon)
  24. 손 (孫; Son, Sohn)
  25. 양 (梁; Yang, Ryang)
  26. 배 (裵; bae, Bai)
  27. 백 (白; Baek, Back)
  28. 조 (曺; Jo, Cho)
  29. 허 (許; Heo, Her)
  30. 남 (南; Nam, Lam)
  31. 심 (沈; Sim, Shim)
  32. 유 (劉; Yu, Yoo)
  33. 노 (盧; No, Noh, Roh)
  34. 하 (河; Ha, Har)
  35. 전 (田; Jeon, Jun)
  36. 정 (丁; Jeong, Jung)
  37. 곽 (郭; Gwak, Kwak)
  38. 성 (成; Seong, Soung)
  39. 차 (車; Cha, Char)
  40. 유 (兪; Yu, Yoo)
  41. 구 (具; Gu, Goo)
  42. 우 (禹; U, Woo)
  43. 주 (朱; Ju, Joo)
  44. 임 (任; Im, Yim)
  45. 나 (羅; Na, Ra, La)
  46. 신 (辛; Sin, Shin)
  47. 민 (閔; Min, Meen)
  48. 진 (陳; Jin, Jean)
  49. 지 (池; Ji, Jee)
  50. 엄 (嚴; Eom, Eun)

Source: 2000 Census, National Statistical Office, Republic of Korea.

Philippines

Common surnames
  1. Cruz
  2. Santos
  3. Reyes
  4. Bautista
  5. Ocampo
  6. García
  7. Mendoza
  8. Tomás
  9. Andrada
  10. Castillo
  11. Flores
  12. Villanueva
  13. Ramos
  14. Castro
  15. Rivera
  16. Aquino
  17. Navarro
  18. Salazar
  19. Mercado
  20. Concepción
  21. Santiago
  22. Lopez
Prefix 'DE (Spanish for "of the" or "from")
  1. de la Cruz
  2. de la Reyes
  3. del Rosario
  4. de los Santos
  5. de Guzmán
  6. de Castro
  7. de la Vega
  8. de la Rosa
  9. de Asis
  10. de Rosales
Suffix 'EZ
  1. González
  2. López
  3. Hernández
  4. Pérez
  5. Fernández
  6. Ramírez
  7. Dominguez
  8. Enriquez
  9. Álvarez
  10. Sánchez

The majority of Filipinos use Spanish surnames that were given to them by their Spanish rulers (See Alphabetical Catalog of Surnames). However, many Filipinos still use their native surnames such as Kalaw, Macaraeg, Gatdula and many others. Filipino Chinese often use their Chinese family names. Some other Filipino mestizos (mixed-ancestry) bear the foreign names of their bloodline.

Source: National Statistics Office.

Singapore

Popular Chinese surnames - based on a "paper". Archived from the original on 2008-01-23. http://web.archive.org/web/20080123133916/http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/papers/people/chinesesurnames.html.  published by Statistics Singapore, 2000:

  1. Tan 陈 (陳)
  2. Lim
  3. Lee
  4. Ng
  5. Ong
  6. Wong
  7. Goh
  8. Chua
  9. Chan 陈 (陳)
  10. Koh 许 (許)
  11. Teo 张 (張)
  12. Ang
  13. Yeo 杨 (楊)
  14. Tay 郑 (鄭)
  15. Ho
  16. Low 刘 (劉)
  17. Toh 卓
  18. Sim
  19. Chong 张 (張)
  20. Chia 谢(謝)

Please note: About one quarter of Singaporeans are not Chinese. Malays do not have surnames, the "bin/binte" in their names means "son/daughter of". Indians use a wide variety of naming conventions - some with surnames, some without.

Taiwan

Popular Taiwanese surnames - based on Ministry of the Interioralso see Common Chinese Names[4]

  1. Chen 陳 (11.06%)
  2. Lin 林 (8.28%)
  3. Huang, Hwang 黃 (6.01%)
  4. Chang, Zhang 張 (5.26%)
  5. Lee, Li 李 (5.11%)
  6. Wang 王 (4.12%)
  7. Wu 吳 (4.04%)
  8. Liu, Liou, Lu, Lew 劉 (3.17%)
  9. Tsai, Chai, Tsay, Sai 蔡 (2.91%)
  10. Yang 楊 (2.66%)

Vietnam

The top 10 surnames cover more than 80% of the population. Note: The Chinese characters represent the Chinese equivalent of the last names, and are not the Vietnamese spellings.

  1. Nguyễn 阮 (38.4%)
  2. Trần 陳 (11%)
  3. 黎 (9.5%)
  4. Phạm 范 (7.1%)
  5. Huỳnh/Hoàng 黃 (5.1%)
  6. Phan 潘 (4.5%)
  7. Vũ/ 武 (3.9%)
  8. Đặng 鄧(2.1%)
  9. Bùi 裴 (2%)
  10. Đỗ 杜 (1.4%)
  11. Hồ 胡 (1.3%)
  12. Ngô 吳 (1.3%)
  13. Dương 楊 (1%)
  14. 李 (0.5%)
  15. Quách 郭 (0.1%)

Source: Họ Và Tên Người Việt Nam ("Vietnamese Family and Personal Names"), compiled by Professor Le Trung Hoa, Social Sciences Publishing House (2005).[5]

Nepal

The major caste/ethnic groups identified by the 2001 census are Chhetri (15.8%), Bahun (12.7%) (Both are of the Caucasian ethnicity), Magar (7.1%), Tharu (6.8%), Tamang (5.6%), Newar (5.5%), Muslim (4.3%),  Kami (3.9%), Rai (2.7%), Gurung (2.5%), and Damai/Dholi (2.4%). The remaining 92 caste/ethnic groups (including the world-famous Sherpa) each constitute less than 2 % of the population [6].

Caste or ethnic groupPop. % of total
Chhetri3,593,49615.80
Bahun2,896,47712.74
Magar1,622,4217.14
Tharu1,533,8796.75
Tamang1,282,3045.64
Newar1,245,2325.48
Muslim971,0564.27
Kami895,9543.94
Yadav895,4233.94
Rai635,1512.79
Gurung686,0002.39
Damai/Dholi390,3051.72
Limbu359,3791.58
Thakuri334,1201.47
Sarki318,9891.40
Teli304,5361.34
Chamar, Harijan, Ram269,6611.19
Koiri251,2741.11
Kurmi212,8420.94
Sanyasi199,1270.88
Dhanuk188,1500.83
Musahar172,4340.76
Dusad/Paswan/Pasi158,5250.70
Sherpa154,6220.68
Sonar145,0880.64
Kewat136,9530.60
Terai-Brahmin134,4960.59
Baniya126,9710.56
Gharti/Bhujel117,5680.52
Mallah115,9860.51
Kalwar115,6060.51
Kumal99,3890.44
Hajam/Thakur98,1690.43
Kanu95,8260.42
Rajbansi95,8120.42
Sunuwar95,2540.42
Sudhi89,8460.40
Lohar82,6370.36
Tatma76,5120.34
Khatwe74,9720.33
Dhobi73,4130.32
Majhi72,6140.32
Nuniya66,8730.29
Kumhar54,4130.24
Danuwar53,2290.23
Chepang52,2370.23
Haluwai50,5830.22
Rajput48,4540.21
Kayastha46,0710.20
Budhae45,9750.20
Marwadi43,9710.19
Santhal/Satar42,6980.19
Dhagar/Jhagar41,7640.18
Bantar35,8390.16
Barae35,4340.16
Kahar34,5310.15
Gangai31,3180.14
Lodha24,7380.11
Rajbhar24,2630.11
Thami22,9990.10
Dhimal19,5370.09
Bhote19,2610.08
Bing/Binda18,7200.08
Bhediyar/Gaderi17,7290.08
Nurang17,5220.08
Yakkha17,0030.07
Darai14,8590.07
Tajpuriya13,2500.06
Thakali12,9730.06
Chidimar12,2960.05
Pahari11,5050.05
Mali11,3900.05
Bangali9,8600.04
Chhantel9,8140.04
Dom8,9310.04
Kamar8,7610.04
Bote7,9690.04
Brahmu/Baramu7,3830.03
Gaine/Gandarbha5,8870.03
Jirel5,3160.02
Adivasi/Janajati5,2590.02
Duga5,1690.02
Churaute4,8930.02
Badi4,4420.02
Meche3,7630.02
Lepcha3,6600.02
Halkhor3,6210.02
Punjabi/Sikh3,0540.01
Kisan2,8760.01
Raji2,3990.01
Byangsi2,1030.01
Hayu1,8210.01
Koche1,4290.01
Dhunia1,2310.01
Walung1,1480.01
Jaine1,0150.00
Munda6600.00
Raute6580.00
Yehlmo5790.00
Patharkata/Kuswadiya5520.00
Kusunda1640.00
Dalit/Unidentified173,4010.76
Unidentified Caste/ethnicity231,6411.02
Total22,736,934100.00

Israel

This is a list of the most common Jewish surnames in Israel:

Name % of pop.
1Cohen (כהן)2.52
2Levi (לוי) (sometimes spelled Levy)1.48
3Mizrachi (מזרחי)0.47
4Peretz (פרץ)0.42
5Biton (ביטון)0.40
6Dahan
7Avraham
8Friedman
9Azulai
10Malach
11Katz
12David
13Gabai
14Amar
15Ochion or Ohayon
16Chadad (Hadad)
17Yosef
18Ben-David
19Adrei
20Levin
21Moshe
22Ashkenazi
23Tal
24Segel
25Chazan
26Shapira
27Yitzchak
28Klein
29Golan
30Chen

Source: http://www.britam.org/jerusalem/jerusalem271to300.html, quoting from Yediot Achronot, February 23, 2004.

Central America

Costa Rica

#SurnamePersons % of pop.
1JiménezN/AN/A
2MoraN/AN/A
3RodríguezN/AN/A
4GonzálezN/AN/A
5HernándezN/AN/A
6MoralesN/AN/A
7SánchezN/AN/A
8RamírezN/AN/A
9PérezN/AN/A
10CalderónN/AN/A
11GutiérrezN/AN/A
12RojasN/AN/A
13SalasN/AN/A
14VargasN/AN/A
15TorresN/AN/A
16SeguraN/AN/A
17ValverdeN/AN/A
18VillalobosN/AN/A
19ArayaN/AN/A
20HerreraN/AN/A
21LópezN/AN/A
22MadrigalN/AN/A
Total pop. (2008)4,016,173100.00

Source: "Conozca los nombres más curiosos del país," Periódico Al Día.

Europe

Armenia

RankNameIn ArmenianMeaning
1HovhannisyanՀովհաննիսյանSon of Hovhannes (John)
2HarutyunyanՀարությունյանSon of Harutyun (meaning "resurrection")
3SargsyanՍարգսյանSon of Sargis
4KhachatryanԽաչատրյանSon of Khachatur
5GrigoryanԳրիգորյանSon of Grigor (Gregory)

Austria

The forty most common surnames in Austria as published in 2006 are shown below beside the approximate percentage of the Austrian population sharing each surname.[7]

RankNameApproximate percentage
1Gruber0.3991
2Huber0.3873
3Rosenberg0.3373
4Wagner0.3100
5Müller0.3012
6Pichler0.2753
7Steiner0.2713
8Moser0.2674
9Mayer0.2653
10Hofer0.2479
11Leitner0.2429
12Berger0.2383
13Fuchs0.2250
14Eder0.2144
15Fischer0.2141
16Schmid0.2115
17Winkler0.2015
18Weber0.1995
19Schwarz0.1961
20Maier0.1946
21Schneider0.1915
22Reiter0.1790
23Mayr0.1751
24Schmidt0.1740
25Wimmer0.1628
26Egger0.1610
27Brunner0.1602
28Lang0.1599
29Baumgartner0.1586
30Auer0.1555
31Binder0.1458
32Lechner0.1435
33Wolf0.1395
34Wallner0.1394
35Aigner0.1386
36Ebner0.1342
37Koller0.1301
38Lehner0.1268
39Haas0.1261
40Schuster0.1168

Belgium

Belgium is a European nation composed of three main regions: Flemish (Flanders), Walloon (Wallonia), and Brussels (nestled in south Flanders, near the Wallonian border). The Flemish region has a Dutch language tradition, while the Walloon region has a French language tradition. These different linguistic histories are reflected in differing commonalities of surnames, as shown in the table below.[8]

National RankNameNumber of people[9] Flemish RegionWalloon RegionBrussels-Capital Region
1Peeters33,1131702
2Janssens30,9962571
3Maes25,5673
4Jacobs20,09644
5Mertens18,6995
6Willems18,5405
7Claes16,757
8Goossens16,075
9Wouters15,834
10de Smet14,251
13Dubois12,973<10013
17Lambert11,850<1002
21Dupont10,3194
31Martin8,9953
36Dumont7,9985

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Most common Bosnian and Herzegovinan surnames for the Bosniak population.[citation needed]

  1. Hodžić
  2. Hadžić
  3. Cengic
  4. Mehić
  5. Delić
  6. Terzić
  7. Kovačević
  8. Tahirovic
  9. Muratovic
  10. Adilović
  11. Ferhatović

Croatia

Croatia
2008[10]Surname[10]Surname derivation[11]
RankFrequency
122.225Horvatethnic name for a Croat
215.835Kovačevićpatronymic, from kovac "smith"
313.150Babićmetronymic, or nickname, from baba "(old) woman", "grandmother"
411.171Marić
511.396Novak1. a newcomer, from novy "new"; 2. topographic name, for peasant who settled on newly cleared land
611.356Jurić
711.171Kovačićpatronymic, from kovac "blacksmith"
810.582Vuković
910.554Knežević
1010.07Markovićpatronymic, from Marko "Marcus"
119.957Petrovićpatronymic, from Petar and Peter
129.960Matićpatronymic, possibly from Matija or Matej "Matthew"; or possibly from Mate or Mato
139.538Tomićpatronymic, from Tomo or Toma (short forms of Tomislav)
148.997Kovačoccupational name, from kovac "smith"
158.759Pavlovićpatronymic, from Pavle, Pavao, and Pavel
168.258Božić
178.152Blažević
188.010Grgić
197.538Pavić
207.406Radić

Czech Republic

RankNameNumber of people
1[12]Novák (meaning: new man)70 504
2Svoboda (freedom)52 088
3Novotný (prob. new man)49 962
4Dvořák (grange owner)46 099
5Černý (black)36 743
6Procházka (the walk)33 274
7Kučera (the curl)31 286
8Veselý (cheerful, merry)26 481
9Horák (highlander)25 174
10Němec (German, foreigner)22 795
11Marek (orig. given name)22 548
12Pokorný (humble, submissive)22 203
13Pospíšil (lit. he hurried)22 189
14Hájek (little grove)21 276
15Jelínek (little deer)20 733
16Král (king)20 510
17Růžička (little rose)19 846
18Beneš (orig. diminutive of given name Benedikt)19 600
19Fiala (the violet)19 121
20Sedláček (little farmer)18 484

Source: Ministry of Interior (as of 2002).

Feminized names included (m. Novák - f. Nováková).

Denmark

Denmark[13]
2004Surname
Rank#
1303,089Jensen
2296,850Nielsen
3248,968Hansen
4186,913Pedersen
5172,894Andersen
6133,033Christensen
7129,662Larsen
8124,175Sørensen
9104,130Rasmussen
1098,354Jørgensen
1192,189Petersen
1270,176Madsen
1365,074Kristensen
1454,044Olsen
1540,514Thomsen
1640,224Christiansen
1734,203Poulsen
1833,120Johansen
1931,977Knudsen
2031,252Mortensen

Estonia

Estonia[14][note 1]
2008Surname
Rank#Meaning
16,789Ivanov
25,241Tammoak
34,352Saarisland
43,624Seppblacksmith
53,613Mägihill
63,402Smirnov
73,153Vasiliev
82,937Petrov
92,847Kaskbirch
102,728Kukk
112,339Kuznetsov
122,265Rebanefox
132,165Ilveslynx
141,968Mihhailov
151,933Pärnlime
161,927Pavlov
171,909Semenov
181,882Koppel
191,862Andreev
201,845Alekseev

Finland

  1. Virtanen-25,078 (0.567%)
  2. Korhonen - 23,721 (0.452%)
  3. Nieminen - 21,841 (0.416%)
  4. Mäkinen - 21,699 (0.414%)
  5. Mäkelä - 19,674 (0.375%)
  6. Hämäläinen - 19,518 (0.372%)
  7. Laine - 18,908 (0.360%)
  8. Koskinen - 18,058 (0.344%)
  9. Heikkinen - 17,939 (0.342%)
  10. Järvinen - 17,381 (0.331%)

Most of the names on this list are typical examples of surnames that were adopted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a time before which many Finns had no surname in today's sense. In the romantic spirit, they refer to natural features — virta "river", koski "rapids", mäki "hill" — often with the suffix -nen added after the model of older, mainly eastern Finnish surnames such as Korhonen and Heikkinen. "Hämäläinen" literally means an inhabitant of Häme. Heikki is a Finnish form of the man's name Henry.

Source: Population Register Centre, 20 June 2005. Percentages are based on the population of Finland on 21 June 2005.

France

France[15]
Unknown yearSurname
Rank#
1235,846Martin
2105,132Bernard
395,998Dubois
495,387Thomas
591,393Robert
690,689Richard
788,318Petit
884,252Durand
978,868Leroy
1078,177Moreau
1176,655Simon
1275,307Laurent
1374,564Lefebvre
1474,318Michel
1568,720Garcia
1661,762David
1759,817Bertrand
1859,440Roux
1957,351Vincent
2057,047Fournier

Georgia

NameNumber of people
1Beridze19,765
2Mammadov19,294
3Kapanadze13,294
4Gelashvili13,505
5Aliyev13,118

Source: 2007.[16]

Germany

RankSurnameMeaningPercentage[17]
1Mülleroccupational name: miller0.95[18]
2Schmidtoccupational name: blacksmith0.69[19]
3Schneideroccupational name: tailor0.40
4Fischeroccupational name: fisher0.35
5Meyeroccupational name: approximately bailif0.33[20]
6Weberoccupational name: webber0.30
7Schulzoccupational name: approximately constable0.27
8Wagneroccupational name: wheelwright0.27
9Beckeroccupational name: baker0.27
10Hoffmannoccupational name: approximately man of the court0.26


Hungary

Hungary[21]
2009Surname
Rank#
1237,375Nagy
2219,113Kovács
3214,803Tóth
4211,064Szabó
5200,366Horváth
6138,732Varga
7132,624Kiss
8107,791Molnár
992,803Németh
1083,405Farkas
1180,440Balogh
1253,266Papp
1352,672Takács
1451,693Juhász
1546,422Lakatos
1640,469Mészáros
1738,377Oláh
1838,255Simon
1935,116Rácz
2034,799Fekete

Ireland

#SurnameModern IrishOriginal IrishMeaning
1MurphyÓ MurchúÓ Murchadha
Mac Murchaidh
Ancestor/Son of Murchadh (a personal name meaning "sea-warrior")
2KellyÓ CeallaighSon of Ceallach ("strife")
3O'SullivanÓ SúilleabháinUa SúildhubhánDescendant of Súildhubhán ("little dark-eyed one")
4WalshBreathnachBreatnach"Breton", "foreigner" or "Welshman"
5SmithMac GabhannSon of a smith
6O'BrienUí BhriainUa BriainDescendant of Brian (possibly meaning "high"/"noble")
7ByrneÓ BroinDescendant of Bran
8RyanÓ RiainÓ Riagháin
Ó Maoilriain
Ó Ruaidhín
Descendant of Rian (possibly meaning "king")
Descendant of Maoilriaghain ("bald king")
Descendant of Ruaidhín ("little red one")
9O'ConnorÓ ConchobhairDescendant of Conchobar ("dog-lover")
10O'NeillÓ Néill, Uí NéillUí NéillDescendant of Niall (possibly meaning "cloud", "passionate" or "champion")
11O'ReillyUí RaghaileÓ RaghallaighDescendant of Raghallaigh ("outgoing people")
12DoyleÓ DubhghaillDescendant of Dubhghall ("dark foreigner")
13McCarthyMac CarthaighSon of Carthach ("Carthage")
14GallagherÓ GallchóirÓ GallchobhairDescendant of Gallchobar ("foreign young soldier")
15DohertyÓ DochartaighUa DochartaighDescendant of Dochartach ("unlucky"/"hurtful")
16KennedyÓ CinnéideÓ CeannéidighDescendant of Cinnédidh; or "ugly head"
17LynchÓ LoingsighDescendant of Loingseach ("seaman")
18MurrayÓ MuireadhaighMacMuiredhaigh
Mac Giolla Mhuire
Descendant of Muireadhach ("chieftain")
Descendant of a servant of Mary
19QuinnÓ CuinnDescendant of Conn ("chief")
20MooreÓ MordhaDescendant of Mordha ("majestic")

Names starting with O' and Mac/Mc were originally patronymic. Of the names above, with the exception of Smith and Walsh, all originally began with O' or Mac/Mc but many have lost this prefix over time.Source: The Top 500 Irish & British Surnames, The Observer, 15 April 2007.[22]

Italy

Italy[23]
Unknown yearSurname
Rank
1Rossi
2Russo
3Ferrari
4Esposito
5Bianchi
6Romano
7Colombo
8Ricci
9Marino
10Greco
11Bruno
12Gallo
13Conti
14De Luca
15Costa
16Giordano
17Mancini
18Rizzo
19Lombardi
20Moretti

Latvia

Latvia[24]
2005Surname
Rank
1Bērziņš
2Kalniņš
3Ozoliņš
4Jansons
5Ozols
6Liepiņš
7Krūmiņš
8Balodis
9Eglītis
10Zariņš
11Pētersons
12Vītols
13Kļaviņš
14Kārkliņš
15Vanags

Lithuania

Lithuania[25]
2009
RankMenWomen[note 2]
1KazlauskasKazlauskienė
2PetrauskasJankauskienė
3JankauskasPetrauskienė
4StankevičiusStankevičienė
5VasiliauskasVasiliauskienė
6ŽukauskasPaulauskienė
7ButkusŽukauskienė
8PaulauskasUrbonienė
9UrbonasKavaliauskienė
10KavaliauskasNavickienė

Malta

Malta[26]
2005Surname
Rank%#
13.313,169Borg
23.112,643Camilleri
32.911,785Vella
42.911,549Farrugia
52.39,424Zammit
62.18,519Galea
72.18,356Micallef
81.97,828Grech
91.87,340Attard
101.87,233Spiteri

Netherlands

The most recent complete count of surnames in the Netherlands is based on the September 2007 county registrations.

RankNameNumber in 2007PercentNumber in 1947Meaning
1De Jong86,5340.53%55,256Junior
2Jansen75,6990.46%49,213John's son
3De Vries73,1570.45%49,298The Frisian
4vd Berg *60,1300.37%37,678From the hill
5Van Dijk, Van Dyk57,9440.35%36,578From the dike
6Bakker56,8640.35%37,483Baker
7Janssen55,3940.34%32,824John's son
8Visser50,9290.31%34,721Fisher
9Smit43,4930.27%29,783Smith
10Meijer, Meyer41,4970.25%28,256Bailiff or steward
11De Boer39,5760.24%25,662Farmer
12Mulder37,2500.23%24,665Miller
13De Groot37,2210.23%24,724The big / great
14Bos36,4780.22%23,790Forest
15Vos31,1540.19%19,461Fox
16Peters30,8640.19%18,583Peter's son
17Hendriks30,1990.18%18,538Henry's son
18Van Leeuwen28,7740.18%17,754From Leeuwen/Leuven; Levi
19Dekker28,6820.17%18,782Thatcher
20Brouwer26,2240.16%17,468Brewer
21De Wit24,9040.15%15,156White (=the blond)
22Dijkstra24,1750.15%15,647From the dike
23Smits23,8160.15%15,151Smith
24De Graaf21,6990.13%13,718The count/earl
25Van der Meer21,3540.13%13,011From the lake

When combining closely related names the top 15 is:

NameNumber of people
1Jansen, Janssen, Janse135,003
2de Jong, de Jonge, de Jongh, Jong108,240
3de Vries, Vries, de Vriese74,058
4Smit, Smits, Smid, de Smit, Smet **72,757
5vd Berg, vd Bergh, vd Berge, vd Bergen *69,080
6Visser, Visscher, Vissers, de Visser68,952
7van Dijk, van Dyk, Dijk, van Dijck64,070
8Bakker, Bekker, de Bakker, Backer62,183
9de Boer, Boer, den Boer, van de Boer57,072
10Mulder, Muller, Müller, Mulders, de Mulder52,394
11Peters, Peeters, Pieters, Peterse, Peter52,389
12vd Veen, vd Ven, van Veen, van 't Veen *49,935
13Bos, Bosch, de Bos47,995
14Meijer, Meyer, Meijers, de Meijer47,761
15de Groot, Groot, de Groote47,511
* "vd" stands for "van de", "van den", or "van der"
** Including "Smith" the number would be 76,604

Source: Nederlands Repertorium van Familienamen, Meertens-Instituut, 1963-2009. Data can be viewed in the Corpus of Family Names in the NetherlandsSee specifically De top 100 van de familienamen in Nederland (Dutch)

Names ending in -stra or -ma are usually of Frisian origin. For example Terpstra, Bijlsma, Halsema.

Names ending in -ink or -ing are usually of Low Saxon origin. For example Hiddink, Roeterdink, Mentink.

Norway

Norway[27]
2008Surname
Rank#
156,228Hansen
252,461Johansen
352,184Olsen
439,425Larsen
538,433Andersen
636,362Pedersen
736,324Nilsen
824,310Kristiansen
923,836Jensen
1022,153Karlsen
1121,226Johnsen
1220,856Pettersen
1319,563Berg
1414,625Haugen
1514,293Hagen
1613,815Johannessen
1712,376Andreassen
1812,105Jacobsen
1911,859Halvorsen
2011,644Dahl

Poland

  1. Nowak (203,506; from nowy "newman")
  2. Kowalski (139,719; from kowal "smith")
  3. Wiśniewski (109,855; from wiśnia "cherry")
  4. Wójcik (99,509; from popular name Wojciech; from word "wojak" (warrior), from real estates Wójcza, Wójciki; from wójt, a noun describing chief officer of a municipality (gmina) ultimately stemming from German Vogt (Vögte) )
  5. Kowalczyk (97,796, from kowal "smith", literally "smith's son")
  6. Kamiński (94,499; from kamień "rock")
  7. Lewandowski (92,449; from lewantyna "Levantine")
  8. Zieliński (91,043; from zielony "green"; from zioło, ziele "herb")
  9. Szymański (89,091; from Szymon, equivalent to Simon)
  10. Woźniak (88,039; from wóz, "cart")
  11. Dąbrowski (86,132; from dąbrowa "oak grove")
  12. Kozłowski (75,962; from kozioł "he-goat")
  13. Jankowski (68,514; from Janek, equivalent to John)
  14. Mazur (66,773; from Mazury, the region in Poland)
  15. Wojciechowski (66,361; from the name Wojciech, equivalent to Adalbert)
  16. Kwiatkowski (66,017; from kwiat "flower")
  17. Krawczyk (64,048; from krawiec "tailor", "taylor's son")
  18. Kaczmarek (61,816; from karczma "inn")
  19. Piotrowski (61,380; from Piotr, equivalent to Peter)
  20. Bagiński (60,492; from baginiak "master")
  21. Grabowski (58,393; from grab "hornbeam")
  22. Jaworski (44,104; from 'jawor' "sycamore")

It is important to remember that Polish names which end with -ski or -cki have a male and a female form - Kamiński / Kamińska, Wielicki / Wielicka, etc. This needs to be considered when taking a count based on, for instance, scanning a telephone book.

Source: Zawadzki, Jarosław Maciej (2002). 1000 najpopularniejszych nazwisk w Polsce (1000 of the most popular names in Poland). Świat Książki. ISBN 83-7311-265-0.  (Polish)

Russia

See also: Список общерусских фамилий (in Russian Wikipedia)

The 20 most common Russian surnames (from the European part of Russia, as calculated by Balanovska et al., 2006,[28] ):

  1. Смирнов (Smirnov, 1.61%) - "quiet man's"
  2. Иванов (Ivanov, 1.30%) - "John's"
  3. Кузнецов (Kuznetsov, 0.90%) - "smith's"
  4. Попов (Popov, 0.79%) - "priest's"
  5. Соколов (Sokolov, 0.73%) - "falcon's"
  6. Лебедев (Lebedev, 0,65%) - "swan's"
  7. Козлов (Kozlov, 0,58%) - "he-goat's"
  8. Новиков (Novikov, 0,54%) - "novik's" (novik - a teenager on military service who comes from a noble, boyar, or cossack family in Russia of 16th-18th centuries).
  9. Морозов (Morozov, 0.53%) - "frost's"
  10. Петров (Petrov, 0.44%) - "Peter's"
  11. Волков (Volkov, 0.44%) - "wolf's"
  12. Соловьёв (Solovyov, 0.44%) - "nightingale's"
  13. Васильев (Vasilyev, 0.42%) - "Basil's"
  14. Зайцев (Zaytsev, 0.41%) - "hare's"
  15. Павлов (Pavlov, 0.39%) - "Paul's"
  16. Семёнов (Semyonov, 0,35%) - "Simeon's"
  17. Голубев (Golubev, 0,32%) - "pigeon's"
  18. Виноградов (Vinogradov, 0.32%) - "grape's"
  19. Богданов (Bogdanov, 0.31%) - "Bogdan's" (Bogdan - a Slavic given name)
  20. Воробьёв (Vorobyov, 0.30%) - "sparrow's"

Russian surnames may originally denote "son of" or "serf of". For surnames ending with "ov" or "in", there is an "-a" feminine ending. Thus, for example, "Ivanova" means "belonging to John" or "John's daughter".

The Russian equivalent of "Smith, Jones, and Brown" (that is, the generic most popular surnames) is Иванов, Петров, Сидоров, or "Johnson, Peterson, and Sidorson". The last of these, Sidorov - "of Sidor" is actually not a very common surname at all, while Sidor as a given name is virtually unknown.

Slovenia

Slovenia[29]
2008Surname
Rank#
111.314Novak
29,998Horvat
35,681Krajnc
45,639Kovačič
55,088Zupančič
64,795Kovač
74,750Potočnik
83,999Mlakar
93,938Vidmar
103,901Kos
113,873Golob
123,536Turk
133,516Božič
143,418Kralj
153,330Zupan
163,297Korošec
173,255Bizjak
183,144Hribar
193,076Kotnik
202,988Rozman

Spain

  1. García - 1,378,000 people (3.48%) (Of Pre-Roman origin, either Iberian or Basque. Garcia was a very common first name in early medieval Spain. It is a surname of patronymic origin, like most of the -ez ending Spanish surnames.)
  2. Fernández - 851,000 (2.15%) (Son of Fernando, from Germanic Fredenand or Fridnand. Most of the common Spanish surnames originating from Germanic first names were introduced in Spain during centuries V-VII by the Visigoths, so almost all of them are from the Visigoth tradition)
  3. González - 839,000 (2.12%) (Son of Gonzalo, from the Latinised form Gundisalvus, of Germanic origin)
  4. Rodríguez - 804,000 (2.03%) (Son of Rodrigo, Spain; later Germanic use taken to be Roderic)
  5. López - 796,000 (2.01%) (Son of Lope, from Latin Lupus, meaning wolf)
  6. Martínez - 788,000 (1.97%) (Son of Martin, also from Latin, derived from Martis, genitive form of Mars)
  7. Sánchez - 725,000 (1.83%) (Son of Sancho, from Latin Sanctius)
  8. Pérez - 709,000 (1.79%) (Son of Pedro, from Latin Petrus)
  9. Martín - 459,000 (1.16%) (Martin)
  10. Gómez - 440,000 (1.11%) (Son of Gomes, Gomo or Gomaro, of Germanic origin)
  11. Ruiz - 321,000 (0.81%) (Son of Rui, variation or short for Rodrigo)
  12. Hernández - 305,000 (0.77%) (Son of Hernando, variation of Fernando)
  13. Jiménez - 293,000 (0.74%) (Son of Jimeno, from Xemeno or Ximeno, of Basque origin)
  14. Díaz - 293,000 (0.74%) (Son of Diago or Diego)
  15. Álvarez - 273,000 (0.69%) (Son of Alvaro, from Alvar, also of Germanic origin)
  16. Moreno - 261,000 (0.66%) (Brown-haired, tanned, brunet)
  17. Muñoz - 241,000 (0.61%) (Son of Munio, of Pre-Roman origin)
  18. Alonso - 206,000 (0.52%) (Son of Alonso, variation of Alfonso, Germanic origin)
  19. Gutiérrez - 170,000 (0.43%) (Son of Gutier, Gutierre, or Gualtierre, of Germanic)
  20. Romero - 170,000 (0.43%) (walker, pilgrim)
  21. Navarro - 158,400 (0.40%) (Navarrese, from Navarra; of toponymic origin)
  22. Torres - 134,600 (0.34%) (Towers; also toponymic)
  23. Domínguez - 134,600 (0.34%) (Son of Domingo, from Latin Domenicus, ultimately from Dominus, meaning lord, master)
  24. Gil - 134,600 (0.34%) (From older form Egidio; also patronymic)
  25. Vázquez - 130,000 (0.33%) (Son of Vasco or Velasco, of Pre-Roman origin, either Iberian or Basque)
  26. Serrano - 122,700 (0.31%) (Mountain Dweller)
  27. Ramos - 118,000 (0.30%) (Branches; of patronymic origin, meaning 'born in or near the Christian festivity of Branch Sunday, or Palm Sunday')
  28. Blanco - 118,000 (0.30%) (White)
  29. Sanz - 106,900 (0.27%) (Variation of Sanchez)
  30. Castro - 102,900 (0.26%) (Hamlet, castro)
  31. Suárez - 102,900 (0.26%) (Son of Suero or Suaro, of unknown origin)
  32. Ortega - 99,000 (0.25%) (From Ortiga, a type of common plant from the nettle family, of toponymic origin; also pre-dates Roman influence, deriving from Ortún or Artun (Basque) as in Artunduaga "holy oak" (root for Asun, Basque for nettle), ultimately from Latin Fortuniuseca, meaning lucky or fortunate one, either Iberian or Basque)
  33. Rubio - 99,000 (0.25%) (Blond, fair-haired; ultimately from Latin Rubeus, meaning ruddy, reddish)
  34. Molina - 99,000 (0.25%) (Mill, place with mills; toponymic)
  35. Delgado - 95,000 (0.24%) (Thin man)
  36. Ramírez - 95,000 (0.24%) (Son of Ramiro, from Germanic Radamir or Radmir)
  37. Morales - 95,000 (0.24%) (Blackberry groves; of toponymic origin)
  38. Ortiz - 87,120 (0.22%) (Son of Ortún; ultimately from Latin Fortunius, meaning fortunate one, similar to Ortega)
  39. Marín - 83,160 (0.21%) (From Latin Marinus, meaning seaman, sailor)
  40. Iglesias - 83,160 (0.21%) (Churches; toponymic origin)

Source:[30] - Data from December 1999. (2004 data confirmation of top 25)

Map of Spain showing the percentage of population born in each province corresponding to the 10 most common surnames for that province. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Spain) 2006

The top 10 surnames cover about 20% of population, with important geographical differences. The regional distribution of surnames within Spain was homogenized mostly through internal migrations, especially from 1950 on. Names typical of the old crown of Castile have become the most common all over the country.

It is common for people having one of the more common surnames to use a second surname (usually their mother's maiden name, but sometimes the second surname carries across generations) so that their name stands out (e.g. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Benito Pérez Galdós).

Sweden

Sweden[31]
2008Surname
Rank#
1265,308Johansson
2263,518Andersson
3201,681Karlsson
4178,845Nilsson
5142,959Eriksson
6129,275Larsson
7113,927Olsson
8111,629Persson
9106,886Svensson
1074,432Gustafsson
1167,519Pettersson
1259,307Jonsson
1351,346Jansson
1445,009Hansson
1535,241Bengtsson
1634,018Jönsson
1731,332Petersson
1829,967Carlsson
1927,344Lindberg
2027,152Magnusson

Turkey

  1. Yılmaz
  2. Kaya
  3. Demir
  4. Şahin
  5. Çelik
  6. [name]oğlu
  7. Yıldırım

Source: Turkish Directorate-General of Population and Citizenships:[32] &[33]

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, generally the further south, the greater the diversity of surnames. Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and particularly the Western Isles, have the lowest number of unique surnames per head of population. The same north-south pattern applies to England itself, with London also having a large diversity of surnames.[34]

The top three most common surnames in the UK are Smith (1.22% of the population), Jones (0.93%) and Williams(0.64%). All of the top twenty names of the UK originate in the British Isles.[34]

England

University College London, Paediatric-Epidemiology Signficance Surnames Paper

  1. Smith (1.26%)
  2. Jones (0.75%)
  3. Taylor (0.59)
  4. Brown (0.56)
  5. Williams (0.39)
  6. Wilson (0.39)
  7. Johnson (0.37)
  8. Davies (0.34)
  9. Robinson (0.32)
  10. Wright (0.32)
  11. Thompson (0.31)
  12. Evans (0.30)
  13. Walker (0.30)
  14. White (0.30)
  15. Roberts (0.28)
  16. Green (0.28)
  17. Hall (0.28)
  18. Wood (0.27)
  19. Jackson (0.27)
  20. Clarke (0.26)

Numbers in brackets indicate percentages.

Greater London

The following list is for Greater London.[35]

  1. Smith
  2. Patel
  3. Jones
  4. Williams
  5. Johnson
  6. Taylor
  7. Thomas
  8. Roberts
  9. Khan
  10. Lewis
  11. Jackson
  12. Clarke
  13. James
  14. Phillips
  15. Wilson
  16. Ali
  17. Mason
  18. Mitchell
  19. Rose
  20. Davis
  21. Davies
  22. Rodríguez
  23. Asif
  24. Alexander

Northern Ireland

University College London, Paediatric-Epidemiology Signficance Surnames Paper

  1. Wilson (0.75)
  2. Campbell (0.75)
  3. Kelly (0.74)
  4. Johnston (0.69)
  5. Moore (0.62)
  6. Thompson (0.61)
  7. Smyth (0.60)
  8. Brown (0.59)
  9. O’Neill (0.57)
  10. Doherty (0.54)
  11. Stewart (0.54)
  12. Quinn (0.51)
  13. Robinson (0.50)
  14. Murphy (0.49)
  15. Graham (0.48)
  16. Martin (0.45)
  17. McLaughlin (0.45)
  18. Hamilton (0.44)
  19. Murray (0.43)
  20. Hughes (0.41)

Numbers in brackets indicate percentages.

Scotland

University College London, Paediatric-Epidemiology Signficance Surnames Paper

  1. Smith (1.28)
  2. Brown (0.94)
  3. Wilson (0.89)
  4. Robertson (0.78)
  5. Thomson (0.78)
  6. Campbell (0.77)
  7. Stewart (0.73)
  8. Anderson (0.70)
  9. Scott (0.55)
  10. Murray (0.53)
  11. MacDonald (0.52)
  12. Reid (0.52)
  13. Taylor (0.49)
  14. Clark (0.47)
  15. Ross (0.43)
  16. Young (0.42)
  17. Mitchell (0.41)
  18. Watson (0.41)
  19. Paterson (0.40)
  20. Morrison (0.40)

Numbers in brackets indicate percentages.

Wales

University College London, Paediatric-Epidemiology Signficance Surnames Paper

  1. Jones (5.75)
  2. Williams (3.72)
  3. Davies (3.72)
  4. Evans (2.47)
  5. Thomas (2.43)
  6. Roberts (1.53)
  7. Lewis (1.53)
  8. Hughes (1.23)
  9. Morgan (1.16)
  10. Griffiths (0.96)
  11. Edwards (0.93)
  12. Smith (0.85)
  13. James (0.82)
  14. Rees (0.81)
  15. Jenkins (0.69)
  16. Owen (0.67)
  17. Price (0.67)
  18. Phillips (0.65)
  19. Morris (0.63)
  20. Richards (0.55)

Numbers in brackets indicate percentages.

North America

Canada

Canada[36][note 3]
2006Surname
Rank
1Li
2Smith
3Lam
4Martin
5Brown
6Roy
7Tremblay
8Lee
9Gagnon
10Wilson
11Clark
12Johnson
13White
14Williams
15Côté
16Taylor
17Campbell
18Anderson
19Chan
20Jones

United States

According to 2000 U.S. Census data, the top hundred surnames in the U.S. are:[37]

NameRank in 2000Rank in 1990[38]Change in rankNumber of occurrencesOccurrences per 100,000Cumulative occurrence per 100,000 % White % Black % Asian and Pacific Islander % American Indian and Alaska Native % 2 races % Hispanic
Smith1102376207880.85880.8573.3522.220.40.851.631.56
Johnson2201857160688.441569.361.5533.80.420.911.821.5
Williams3301534042568.662137.9648.5246.720.370.782.011.6
Brown4511380145511.622649.5860.7134.540.410.831.861.64
Jones54-11362755505.173154.7557.6937.730.350.941.851.44
Miller6711127803418.073572.8285.8110.410.420.631.311.43
Davis76-11072335397.513970.3364.7330.770.40.791.731.58
García81810858289318.174288.56.170.491.430.580.5190.81
Rodríguez92213804240298.134586.625.520.540.580.240.4192.7
Wilson108-2783051290.274876.969.7225.320.461.031.741.73
Martínez11198775072287.325164.226.040.520.60.640.4691.72
Anderson1211-1762394282.625446.8377.618.060.480.71.591.58
Taylor1310-3720370267.045713.8767.827.670.390.751.781.61
Thomas1412-2710696263.455977.3355.5338.171.631.0121.66
Hernández152914706372261.856239.184.550.380.650.270.3593.81
Moore169-76986712596498.1768.8526.920.370.651.71.5
Martin1716-1672711249.376747.5477.4715.30.710.941.593.99
Jackson1813-5666125246.936994.4741.9353.020.311.042.181.53
Thompson1917-2644368238.877233.3472.4822.530.441.151.781.62
White2014-6639515237.077470.467.9127.380.391.011.761.55
López213211621536230.47700.815.850.611.040.470.5291.51
Lee22242605860224.597925.440.0917.4137.831.032.31.34
González233815597718221.578146.974.760.370.380.180.3393.99
Harris2415-9593542220.028366.9953.8841.630.360.652.021.45
Clark2521-4548369203.288570.2776.8418.530.410.941.61.68
Lewis2623-3509930189.038759.360.9733.830.451.141.971.64
Robinson2720-7503028186.478945.7751.3444.10.370.511.991.68
Walker2825-3501307185.839131.6161.2534.170.350.831.81.6
Pérez294213488521181.099312.75.950.481.180.260.4891.65
Hall3026-4473568175.559488.2575.1120.750.480.631.631.4
Young3128-3465948172.739660.9768.9123.792.950.731.931.69
Allen3227-5463368171.779832.7470.2425.140.410.831.771.62
Sánchez335219441242163.579996.315.770.51.010.490.4591.78
Wright3431-3440367163.2410159.5568.327.360.40.661.751.52
King3530-5438986162.7310322.2872.822.020.880.971.711.62
Scott3634-2420091155.7310478.0162.632.260.411.151.91.68
Green3735-2413477153.2710631.2959.3336.230.340.611.781.71
Baker3837-1413351153.2310784.5182.0813.630.450.831.541.47
Adams3936-3413086153.1310937.6476.1719.20.450.791.631.76
Nelson4039-1412236152.8111090.4680.2914.930.511.091.491.68
Hill4133-8411770152.6411243.166.8328.420.420.911.781.64
Ramírez427028388987144.211387.34.40.290.970.270.493.67
Campbell43463371953137.8811525.1876.4719.130.430.651.671.65
Mitchell4441-3367433136.2111661.3863.5531.520.390.981.931.63
Roberts4543-2366215135.7511797.1479.5615.860.470.851.671.58
Carter4640-6362548134.411931.5360.5134.990.390.711.881.52
Phillips4745-2351848130.4312061.9678.9516.360.450.991.681.58
Evans48480342237126.8712188.8370.6525.050.40.681.671.55
Turner4944-5335663124.4312313.2666.6729.310.330.561.721.4
Torres506717325169120.5412433.86.050.581.420.260.5391.16
Parker5147-4324246120.21255471.4924.090.440.851.671.46
Collins5250-2317848117.8312671.8273.9221.70.370.751.651.61
Edwards5349-4317070117.5412789.3665.1630.210.40.751.841.63
Stewart5451-3312899115.9912905.3571.7823.830.380.741.691.59
Flores558934312615115.8913021.235.570.472.150.430.5490.84
Morris5653-3311754115.5713136.875.9219.290.430.931.71.73
Nguyen57228172310125114.9613251.761.260.1895.930.042.010.58
Murphy58591300501111.3913363.1685.0511.030.430.651.291.54
Rivera59612299463111.0113474.175.921.062.060.240.5590.17
Cook6056-4294795109.2813583.4583.5212.270.440.861.481.42
Rogers6154-7294403109.1313692.5877.817.660.420.771.581.77
Morgan6257-5276400102.4613795.0478.4716.470.421.151.641.86
Peterson63685275041101.961389786.299.580.520.71.331.56
Cooper6466-2270097100.1213997.1270.3625.260.40.761.691.54
Reed6555-1026744399.1414096.2673.5121.970.411.671.45
Bailey6660-626591698.5714194.8474.7721.140.40.611.631.45
Bell6758-926475298.1414292.9863.5731.780.410.91.81.55
Gómez681215326359097.7114390.696.10.811.040.340.5491.16
Kelly6974526038596.5214487.2280.3915.480.490.551.351.73
Howard7065-525477994.4514581.6666.8328.690.380.821.741.55
Ward7166-525412194.214675.8677.7917.770.40.831.571.64
Cox7264-825377194.0714769.9484.4811.550.390.641.421.52
Díaz73992625177293.3314863.276.170.731.190.220.4791.22
Richardson7463-1124953392.514955.7762.2532.770.361.051.821.75
Wood7578324729991.6715047.4490.065.610.510.821.41.6
Watson7672-424243289.8715137.3168.5826.850.470.81.721.58
Brooks7773-424075189.2515226.5662.7232.670.410.751.831.62
Bennett7877-123905588.6215315.177916.510.410.891.541.65
Gray7969-1023671387.7515402.9271.1324.360.440.841.661.57
James8071-923322486.4615489.3854.4538.090.812.512.12.04
Reyes811416023251186.1915575.575.260.756.020.30.7686.9
Cruz821183623106585.6615661.225.950.835.610.380.9986.24
Hughes8388522939085.0315746.2680.615.450.390.521.461.58
Price8476-822875684.815831.0676.1119.790.420.641.581.46
Myers851011622482483.3415914.486.599.750.380.531.351.4
Long8686022349482.8515997.2582.3511.751.781.211.441.47
Foster8793622104081.9416079.197223.190.460.861.781.7
Sanders8875-1322090281.8916161.0763.4431.90.330.851.731.76
Ross8980-921996181.5416242.6171.4623.670.460.891.691.82
Morales901364621764280.6816323.295.60.61.240.250.4491.88
Powell9185-621655380.2816403.5769.9625.970.380.561.711.41
Sullivan921051321564079.9416483.589.456.780.460.521.161.63
Russell9397421543279.8616563.3679.4515.790.4311.71.63
Ortiz941202621468379.5816642.955.40.640.680.480.4592.35
Jenkins9583-1221373779.2316722.1860.1235.970.330.551.691.34
Gutiérrez9620210621290578.9216801.15.210.251.40.330.4292.39
Perry9784-1321264478.8316879.9370.7124.370.460.821.861.78
Butler9891-721087978.1716958.164.7530.850.350.811.751.5
Barnes9979-202104267817036.167.4528.230.40.721.711.49
Fisher1001131321027977.9517114.0584.5911.280.420.711.421.58

The distribution reflects the history of immigration into the country. Many immigrants from non-English-speaking countries Anglicized their names. Good examples of this are the popular Swedish name Johansson which was frequently changed to Johnson, and the German Müller which became Miller. The name Smith also became even more frequent because of some Polish immigrants who anglicized the name "Kowalski" to become "Smith".[citation needed] Some very common Swedish names were so similar that only a minor change of spelling was necessary, such as Andersson and Jonsson, which is why these names are much more common in the U.S. than in the United Kingdom. Slavery also had an effect; names such as Williams, Jackson, Harris, Davis, Brown, and Jones are common among African Americans, since slaves tended to be given, or adopt, their owners' surnames.

García and Martínez represent the rapid growth of several Hispanic communities in the United States. The Vietnamese surname Nguyen made a dramatic leap from 229th in 1990 to 57th in 2000.

According the 2000 Census, 13.97% of Americans have a surname which occurs fewer than 100 times in the population.

Oceania

Australia

Statistics are drawn from Australian government records of 2007.[39]

#NameNumber of people
1Smith114,997
2Jones56,698
3Williams55,555
4Brown54,896
5Wilson46,961
6Taylor45,328
7Johnson33,435
8White31,099
9Martin31,058
10Anderson30,910
11Thompson29,931
12 (7)[40]Nguyen29,798
13Thomas27,276
14Walker26,688
15Harris26,025
16Lee25,612
17Ryan25,526
18Robinson25,168
19Kelly25,014
20King24,870

South America

Chile

Chile[41]
Unknown yearSurname
Rank#
1741,388González
2578,673Muñoz
3413,897Rojas
4410,802Díaz
5326,867Pérez
6298,062Soto
7276,887Contreras
8259,950Silva
9252,966Martínez
10251,078Sepúlveda
11248,448Morales
12243,695Rodríguez
13240,181López
14228,609Fuentes
15226,848Hernández
16226,480Torres
17224,232Araya
18221,231Flores
19219,375Espinoza
20215,025Valenzuela

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The variety of Estonian surnames is significantly higher than Russian surnames which explains why half of the names in this listing are of Russian origin — it is less likely for a single Estonian surname to be listed here. The same applies for given names.[citation needed]
  2. ^ The Lithuanian language has different endings for surnames for men and women. The ending of a woman's surname indicates whether she is married or not. Last names of married women end in -ienė while those of unmarried girls end in -ytė, -iūtė, -utė, -aitė.[citation needed]
  3. ^ Statistics Canada does not release lists of common surnames. This ranking was compiled from a compendium of telephone directories, by the American company InfoUSA. This company claims to have have assembled a directory of every telephone listing in Canada. The CBC News stated that this list is "unscientific"; stating that it "doesn't take into account those who've ditched their landlines for cellphones, or homes with unlisted numbers. It also ranks them by household, not necessarily individuals".[36]

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  2. ^ Source:Top 7,000 Surnames of Japan
  3. ^ Source: Nationwide Top 10,000 Surnames[dead link] byTadashige Murayama. "The 2006 Japanese Surnames Research". Myōji-kan (苗字舘). http://park14.wakwak.com/~myj/. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  4. ^ http://technology.chtsai.org/namefreq/
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  6. ^ Central Bureau of Statistics, Ramshah Path, Kathmandu, Nepal: Statistical Pocket Book Nepal, 2002
  7. ^ Wiener Sprachblätter, 2006, issue 4, p. 4. "Alles Gruber in Östereich und nicht Müller wie in Deutschland" (in German). http://sprache-werner.info/WSBAlles_Gruber_in_Oestereich.10287.html. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  8. ^ Date: January 1, 2001;Source: Statistics Belgium, Demographic Statistics. [2][dead link]
  9. ^ Population: 10,296,350 (2001 census)
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  16. ^ http://www.day.az/news/georgia/82620.html
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  18. ^ In northern Germany, the alternative form 'Möller' is more common;
  19. ^ Heterograph: Schmitt. In southernmost Germany, the alternative form 'Schmid' is the most common. All forms taken collectively would be #1 surname
  20. ^ Heterographs: Meier, which is common to the north, like Meyer, and Mayer, which is commoner to the south. All forms taken collectively would be #2 surname
  21. ^ "Családnév statisztika 2009. január 1." (in Hungarian) (xls). www.nyilvantarto.hu. http://www.nyilvantarto.hu/kekkh/letoltes/csaladnev2009.xls. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
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  35. ^ Most common surnames in Greater London, UK
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  39. ^ IP Australia. "Search for Australian Surnames". Government of Australia. http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/atmoss/falcon_search_tools.Main?pSearch=Surname. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  40. ^ Sullivan is ranked 7th according to "Nguyens keeping up with the Joneses". The Age. 2006-09-04. http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/whats-in-a-name/2006/09/04/1157222045836.html. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
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