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Old 04-29-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I thought this would be an interesting topic - what are some of the most common surnames in your town, city, or general region?

Here are some typically common last names in my town, some of which are widespread across the state of New Hampshire:

Coté
Gilman
Hobart
Jenness
Libby
Michaud
Phelps
Robie
Sargent
Stevens
Tuttle
Williams

I'm interested to know what family names are predominant in other areas of the US!
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: a bar
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Mc______
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Top surnames in Winchester, MA:
(suburb of Boston)

MURPHY
SULLIVAN
SMITH
JOHNSON
MURRAY
OBRIEN
CARROLL
LYNCH
LEE
WALSH

Not surprisingly, overwhelmingly Irish.

I got this list through a great site that can tell you the most common surnames in any town in the US. It can also show you what areas a certain surname is most common in.
World Names Profiler
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Jones
Williams
LeBlanc
Fortune (for-too-nay)
Quatreveaux
Duplessis
Guichard
Richard (ree-shard)
Herbert (aye-bear)
Glapion
Carollo
Dufrene
Diaz
Randazzo
Haydel
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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A lot of names that begin with "Van" or "Vander" and end in "sma" or "stra" (like Sytsma or Dykstra) Settled by the Dutch.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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A lot of names that begin with "Van" or "Vander" and end in "sma" or "stra" (like Sytsma or Dykstra) Settled by the Dutch.
Western Michigan?
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:21 PM
 
Location: MN
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Olson
Peterson
Gustafson
Swenson

Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Petersons"
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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Lots of "Schmidts" all over Wisconsin...

In MA, it's all Sullivan, Murphy, etc.....
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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I got this list through a great site that can tell you the most common surnames in any town in the US. It can also show you what areas a certain surname is most common in.
World Names Profiler
This website was great. Here in Lubbock, other than the typical Anglo-Saxon names (Williams, Johnson, Smith, Jones, etc.), the most common surnames were Heinrich, Kitten, Moore, and Martinez. Nothing too special.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The City
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lots of vowels
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