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Smith, with 0.94% of the population having that last name.

Second is Williams with 0.66%

What is China's most common Family name Li? Wang?

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Ranked according to the number of ten former:
李(Li),王(Wang),张(Zhang),刘(Liu),陈(Chen),杨(Yang),黄(Huang),赵(Zhao),周(Zhou),吴(Wu)
Of course, this change will result...

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Ranked according to the number of ten former:
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Kowalski, Nowak - in Poland

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WhiteBear Post time: 2014-5-22 12:33
Kowalski, Nowak - in Poland

Thanks I was expecting your imput

Kowalshi is the 3rd most common name in UK now also

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1584austin Post time: 2014-5-22 05:36
Thanks I was expecting your imput

Kowalshi is the 3rd most common name in UK now also:l ...

There is something else...

Kowalski means... Blacksmith. (kowal = blacksmith, ski - is appendix for many Polish familly names)
Quite close to Your "Smith", right? ;)

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WhiteBear Post time: 2014-5-22 12:51
There is something else...

Kowalski means... Blacksmith. (kowal = blacksmith, ski - is appendix f ...

Yes very good point, well we can assume as Blacksmiths were plentiful in years gone by that's how the name has become more common, that's my guess.

My Father did the family tree for my Family name, and found that many names very similar in 1700s 1800s were in fact relations, again it was assumed that they were illiterate and spelt the name incorrectly on documents....

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