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How common is your last name?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by StanFan, Oct 3, 2008.


  1. My brother found this website through another message board so I thought I'd share it here.

    http://www.publicprofiler.org/worldnames/

    Here are the stats on my family name and frequency per million people:

    United Kingdom: 1.88
    Switzerland: 0.64
    Canada: 0.46
    Germany: 0.28
    France: 0.05
    United States: 0.01
     
  2. kydnav

    kydnav

    Jun 24, 2006
    Netherlands
    Netherlands 3438.64
    New-Zealand 37.55
    Luxembourg 34.01
    Belgium 31.81
    Australia 26.41
    Denmark 16.91
    Switzerland 12.14
    Sweden 5.06
    France 4.78
    Germany 4.71

    I'm not surprised at all, I have one of the most common surnames in this country..
     
  3. lowendgenerator

    lowendgenerator

    Mar 26, 2006
    CHI/NWI
    Country FPM
    POLAND 15.97
    CANADA 0.69
    SERBIA 0.59
    UNITED STATES 0.55
    UNITED KINGDOM 0.11


    Interesting. Nice find!
     
  4. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    UNITED KINGDOM 1907
    AUSTRALIA 1863.95
    UNITED STATES 1782.94
    CANADA 1374.64
    NEW-ZEALAND 1365.84
    IRELAND 986.03
    LUXEMBOURG 59.51
    SPAIN 18.54
    SWEDEN 17.7
    DENMARK 15.61
     
  5. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
    Figures. After all, my parents took that name from a book of suggested names at the patent office 40 years ago.

    But if I search for the name they changed from: Andersson.
    SWEDEN 32032.14
    NORWAY 486.92
    DENMARK 466.52
    LUXEMBOURG 68.02
    AUSTRALIA 22.39

    It's easy to see why a change was needed.
     
  6. NITED STATES 905.46
    CANADA 664.28
    AUSTRALIA 422.75
    UNITED KINGDOM 269.82
    IRELAND 173.14


    Wow. I searched the three ways people try to spell my name almost every time (myer, meyer, meyers) and those are all WAY less common...

    Go figure =/
     
  7. United States 41.53
    New Zealand 1.07
    Switzerland 0.64
    United Kingdom 0.5
    France 0.3
    Belgium 0.29
    Germany 0.07



    Kind of strange actually, as I 'bleeb my last name is of English origin. Probably need to do some more proper research.
     
  8. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    UNITED STATES 0.11
    UNITED KINGDOM 0.04


    Saw that one coming.
     
  9. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I traced my mom's family name. My city is the top in the world for occurrences of the name. Kinda neat.
     
  10. UNITED KINGDOM 117.7
    NEW-ZEALAND 101.93
    AUSTRALIA 66.4
    IRELAND 49.03
    CANADA 41.95
     
  11. rezin

    rezin

    Sep 26, 2006
    Madison, WI
    GERMANY 1.33
    UNITED STATES 0.51

    cool site
     
  12. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    IRELAND 3254.66
    AUSTRALIA 324.64
    UNITED KINGDOM 313.78
    UNITED STATES 208.63
    NEW-ZEALAND 188.84
    CANADA 46.53
    LUXEMBOURG 25.51
    DENMARK 6.67
    ARGENTINA 4.15
    SPAIN 3.14



    Quiet expected really.
     
  13. Interesting stuff. You can also check by city what the most common names are. http://www.publicprofiler.org/worldnames/Area.aspx

    Where I currently live (Thunder Bay):
    Top Forenames
    Forename
    BEN
    BILL
    BRUCE
    JEFF
    JOHN
    LARRY
    MIKE
    PETER
    TAMARA
    TERRY

    Top Surnames
    Surname
    AALTO
    AEGARD
    HEEREMA
    ACHNEEPINESKUM
    HEYDER
    AALTOMAA
    ADDUONO
    SQUITTI
    BJORN
    CIZMAR

    Where I lived most of my life (Oshawa):

    Top Forenames
    Forename
    BILL
    DAVID
    JENNIFER
    JOE
    JOHN
    PETER
    ROBERT
    STAN (surprising (not my first name BTW))
    YUZARK (???)
    ABBY

    Top Surnames
    Surname
    BRYANT
    HASTIE
    HIGGINS
    MYERS
    SYKES
    ABRAHAM
    AFFOLTER
    AGNEW
    AVERY
    AYOTTE
     
  14. Mine is a very uncommon Dutch name

    Netherlands 3
    Germany .04

    With the exception of my three kids, I'm certain I'm the only van Hemessen in Canada.
     
  15. DudeistMonk

    DudeistMonk

    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    Donnelly

    IRELAND 1633.33
    UNITED KINGDOM 430.24
    AUSTRALIA 411.62
    NEW-ZEALAND 260.72
    CANADA 184.06
    UNITED STATES 147.87
    AUSTRIA 3.17
    ARGENTINA 3.1
    SWEDEN 2.53
    SPAIN 2.41
     
  16. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Banned

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Tuckett:

    AUSTRALIA 27.7
    UNITED KINGDOM 10.49
    NEW-ZEALAND 7.51
    UNITED STATES 2.61
    CANADA 2.06
    SPAIN 0.1
    ITALY 0.06
    FRANCE 0.05

    I didn't realise it was that common in the Land Down Under.
     
  17. Norton:

    NEW-ZEALAND 343.34
    AUSTRALIA 341.08
    IRELAND 313.71
    UNITED KINGDOM 293.34
    UNITED STATES 283.06
    CANADA 151.74
    SPAIN 4.19
    FRANCE 2.86
    NORWAY 2.83
    SWITZERLAND 2.56

    Wow. That actually took me by surprise. New Zealand? Really?
     
  18. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao EspaƱa
    LoL my last name is Garcia, i believe second or third worlds most common surname

    SPAIN 36639.41
    ARGENTINA 7535.77
    FRANCE 1130.15
    UNITED STATES 1045.54
    SWITZERLAND 544.98
     
  19. standupright

    standupright

    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow
    UNITED STATES 157.42
    AUSTRALIA 103.42
    UNITED KINGDOM 91.46
    CANADA 57.99
    NEW-ZEALAND 56.87
     
  20. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Gress

    Top Countries
    Country FPM
    GERMANY 38.49
    UNITED STATES 16.53
    AUSTRIA 9.92
    FRANCE 9.76
    DENMARK 8.29
    CANADA 5.27
    SWITZERLAND 3.83
    ARGENTINA 1.13
    UNITED KINGDOM 0.59
    BELGIUM 0.57
     

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