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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Most Common Surnames



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(KSL News) The U.S. Census Bureau has just released its list of the most common surnames, or last names in the country.

Number one is no surprise: Smith! It was tops during the last census too.

Here's the rest of the 10 most common, in order:

Most Common Last Names in U.S.

1. Smith 2. Johnson 3. Williams 4. Brown 5. Jones 6. Miller 7. Davis 8. Garcia 9. Rodriguez 10. Wilson

The Census bureau says this is the first time that two Hispanic names were in the top 10.

We checked the list for the weekend crew here: Pope is the 486th most popular last name; Kirkland comes in at 1,107; McCord is 1,918; Prichard and Zundel: you don't make the list of 5,000!

The Census Bureau has compiled a list 5,000 last names, from top to bottom. To find out where your name appears on the list, we have a link to the U.S. Census Bureau. We also have a link to the New York Times. Its Web site has an interactive search of all 5,000 names.

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