Friday, 5 August 2016

Most common last names in Europe

I came across this article in The Independent; it shows a map of the popular common last names in Europe and what their meanings are:

It made me smile that on both maps, the United Kingdom had "Smith" as its most popular last name! To my knowledge, Smith is still the most common last name in America, too.


  1. I don't know why so many Smiths want to name their sons John. Very unoriginal

    1. I guess they fit together okay, perhaps, or the parents don't want to name them anything too complicated.