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This post was edited by Ratfink at 2014-5-22 23:36

Here's Australia's list (2007 Census)

1    Smith         
2    Jones         
3    Williams         
4    Brown         
5    Wilson         
6    Taylor         
7    Morton         
8    White         
9    Martin         
10  Anderson         
11  Thompson
12  Nguyen         
13  Thomas         
14  Walker         
15  Harris         
16  Lee         
17  Ryan
18  Robinson
19  Kelly         
20  King        

Smith derives from Blacksmith (Smithy)

Jones is the patronymic from the Middle English personal nameJon or Jone (John)

Williams is the patronymic from William

Brown is derived from the complexion or hair colour of a person

Wilson is the patronymic of Will a medieval version of William.

Taylor is of course derived from Tailor

Moreton = English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the manyplaces called Mor(e)ton, named in Old English as ‘settlement(tun) by or on a marsh or moor (mor)’.Swedish: variant of Martin.French: contractedform of Moreton

White = English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or anunnaturally pale complexion/

Martin = English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish(Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name(Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitiveMartis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name mayderive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by afamous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently becameextremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.

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Post time 2014-5-23 22:59:29 |Display all floors
In the USA I think it use to be, Smith or Jones.
Now it's Gonzales or Garcia.

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DMZappa Post time: 2014-5-23 22:59
In the USA I think it use to be, Smith or Jones.
Now it's Gonzales or Garcia.

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Belgium as country:

1  Peeters  32.417   
2  Janssens  29.890   
3  Maes  25.353   
4  Jacobs  19.776   
5  Mertens  18.480   
6  Willems  18.352   
7  Claes  16.370   
8  Goossens  15.833   
9  Wouters  15.622   
10  De Smet  14.035   

Flanders region:
   
1  Peeters  28.884   
2  Janssens  25.964   
3  Maes  22.070   
4  Jacobs  16.920   
5  Willems  15.242   
6  Mertens  15.225   
7  Claes  14.098   
8  Wouters  13.955   
9  Goossens  13.598   
10  De Smet  12.588   

Wallonia:
   
1  Dubois  9.577   
2  Lambert  8.720   
3  Martin  6.895   
4  Dupont  6.437   
5  Simon  6.300   
6  Leclercq  6.189   
7  Dumont  6.136   
8  Laurent  5.729   
9  Lejeune  5.510   
10  Renard  5.448   

Brussels Capital Region/
l   
1  Diallo  2.155   
2  Bah  1.244   
3  Janssens  1.087   
4  Peeters  974   
5  Dubois  946   
6  Nguyen  925   
7  Barry  847   
8  Jacobs  804   
9  Mertens  798   
10  Martin  750  

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Jarek Post time: 2014-5-24 14:32
Belgium as country:

1  Peeters  32.417   

The most common surname (last name) in the world is Chang.

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1584austin Post time: 2014-5-24 16:39
The most common surname (last name) in the world is Chang.

http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqzsurname.htm

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1584austin Post time: 2014-5-24 09:39
The most common surname (last name) in the world is Chang.

Yes, close to 100 million. almost 10 times the whole population of Belgium....

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