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Old Jun 16th, 2014, 11:48 PM   #16
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Re: What is the most common surname in your country?

Norway

1 Hansen 53948
2 Johansen 50698
3 Olsen 50182
4 Larsen 38298
5 Andersen 37401
6 Pedersen 35561
7 Nilsen 35178
8 Kristiansen 23716
9 Jensen 23203
10 Karlsen 21504
11 Johnsen 20855
12 Pettersen 20358
13 Eriksen 19308



How Scandinavian is that?
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Old Jun 16th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #17
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It's one of the most common, yes. And it makes perfect sense. Since surnames are patronymic, I'd expect the most common names in the past to be Jovan, Marko, Petar.
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Old Jun 16th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #18
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Re: What is the most common surname in your country?

For white people in South Africa, it's definitely Botha And for people of Indian descent here, it would be Naidoo.
As for black people though, it's hard to make a consensus on that as there's so many different tribes.
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 12:01 AM   #19
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Poland:

1. Nowak (około 203.500 osób)
2. Kowalski (około 140.000 osób)
3. Wiśniewski (około 110.00 osób)
4. Wójcik (około 100.000 osób)
5. Kowalczyk (około 98.000 osób)
6. Kamiński (około 95.000 osób)
7. Lewandowski (około 92.500 osób)
8. Zieliński (około 91.000 osób)
9. Szymański (około 89.000 osób)
10. Woźniak (około 88.000 osób)


but in my region Kaczmarek is the most common I guess.
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #20
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but in my region Kaczmarek is the most common I guess.
I even know people down here with that name
Same with Kowalski.
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #21
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Norway

1 Hansen 53948
2 Johansen 50698
3 Olsen 50182
4 Larsen 38298
5 Andersen 37401
6 Pedersen 35561
7 Nilsen 35178
8 Kristiansen 23716
9 Jensen 23203
10 Karlsen 21504
11 Johnsen 20855
12 Pettersen 20358
13 Eriksen 19308



How Scandinavian is that?
Just curious, does the suffix 'sen' mean anything?
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 12:32 AM   #22
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Re: What is the most common surname in your country?

Czech Republic:

1 - NOVÁK - 34199
2 - SVOBODA - 25225
3 - NOVOTNÝ - 24288
4 - DVOŘÁK - 22221
5 - ČERNÝ - 17831
6 - PROCHÁZKA - 16011
7 - KUČERA - 15136
8 - VESELÝ - 12852
9 - HORÁK - 12144
10 - NĚMEC - 11169
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 12:38 AM   #23
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Just curious, does the suffix 'sen' mean anything?
Same as son

Hansen means Son of Hans.
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 12:48 AM   #24
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Czech Republic:

1 - NOVÁK - 34199
2 - SVOBODA - 25225
3 - NOVOTNÝ - 24288
4 - DVOŘÁK - 22221
5 - ČERNÝ - 17831
6 - PROCHÁZKA - 16011
7 - KUČERA - 15136
8 - VESELÝ - 12852
9 - HORÁK - 12144
10 - NĚMEC - 11169
kinda weird that we share only the most popular one the rest from this list is basically non-existent here.
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 01:05 AM   #25
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Re: What is the most common surname in your country?

Not sure if accurate but I typed most common NZ surnames into google and someone answered with this list.

1. Smith 2. Jones 3. Williams 4. Taylor 5. Brown 6. Davies 7. Evans 8. Thomas 9. Wilson
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 01:20 AM   #26
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Official data for Serbia:

1. Jovanović
2. Petrović
3. Nikolić
4. Marković
5. Đorđević
6. Stojanović
7. Ilić
8. Stanković
9. Pavlović
10. Milošević
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 06:32 AM   #27
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The whole of Belgium:

1. Peeters
2. Janssens
3. Maes
4. Jacobs
5. Mertens
6. Willems
7. Claes
8. Goossens
9. Wouters
10. De Smet

Same top 10 for the Flemish Region.

Walloon Region:

1. Dubois
2. Lambert
3. Martin
4. Dupont
5. Simon
6. Leclercq
7. Dumont
8. Laurent
9. Lejeune
10. Renard

Brussels Region:

1. Diallo
2. Bah
3. Janssens
4. Peeters
5. Dubois
6. Nguyen
7. Barry
8. Jacobs
9. Mertens
10. Martin
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Re: What is the most common surname in your country?

In Israel:

Cohen

Levi

Mizrahi

Peretz

Bitton

Dahan

Avraham

Fridman

agvaria

Malka

http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4476363,00.html
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Rank Surname Transliteration Meaning Percentage[38]
1 Смирно́в Smirnov obedient one's 1.61
2 Ивано́в Ivanov Ivan's 1.30
3 Кузнецо́в Kuznetsov smith's 0.90
4 Попо́в Popov priest's 0.79
5 Соколов Sokolov falcon's 0.73
6 Лебедев Lebedev swan's 0.65
7 Козло́в Kozlov he-goat's 0.58
8 Но́виков Novikov newman's (see novik for historical details) 0.54
9 Моро́зов Morozov frost's 0.53
10 Петров Petrov Pyotr's 0.44
11 Волков Volkov wolf's 0.44
12 Соловьёв Solovyov nightingale's 0.44
13 Васильев Vasilyev Vasily's 0.42
14 Зайцев Zaytsev hare's 0.41
15 Па́влов Pavlov Pavel's 0.39
16 Семёнов Semyonov Semyon's 0.35
17 Голубев Golubev pigeon's 0.32
18 Виногра́дов Vinogradov grape's 0.32
19 Богданов Bogdanov Bogdan's 0.31
20 Воробьёв Vorobyov sparrow's 0.30

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._Europe#Russia

The things English wikipedia has

I thought Kuznetsov and Ivanov would come before Smirnov
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