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Old 05-03-2013, 08:46 PM
bjh bjh started this thread
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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This is interesting for all sorts of reference on names from the 1990 US Federal Census. Get spelling variations, compare notes or just browse:

Most Common Surnames [Last Names] in the United States (top 1000)

First names too -
Male first names:
Most Common Male First Names in the United States

Female first names:
Most Common Female First Names in the United States
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:53 AM
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Behind the Name: The Most Popular Names has popularity stats on first names going back to the 19th century and including several different countries (only the US stats go back as far as the 19th century though). They also have a site for surnames: Behind the Name: The Most Common Surnames - the data for the US is the same (from the 1990 census) but they have data for other countries too.
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