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Old 08-19-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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That you have met and apart from your own

I remember in primary school we had quite a few Penneys and a few Murphys lived in our village
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Smith. And Young.

I do not live in a village, though.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:14 AM
 
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Smith, Johnson, Jones were the common ones growing up.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Asia
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Chen, Lin, and Huang
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: CA--> NEK VT--> Pitt Co, NC
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Smith, Johnson, Jones were the common ones growing up.
Yep. Those were mine as well.

Within groups, Truong and Nguyen were very common. As were Rivera, Castro, and Sanchez
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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My mother's maiden name was Jones and one of her ancestral lines was Williams. It makes research very time consuming and sometimes exasperating.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:53 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Lee....so many Lee's!
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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There were always at least a couple of people named Smith, Jones or Williams. Quite a few Nguyen's as well.

In college, things changed up a bit. Lee/Li, Singh, Patel, Nguyen, Mathew (common last name among Christian South Indians) and the usual Smith, Jones and Williams were the most common surnames.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:08 PM
 
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Garcia

Cohen (spelled variously)
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
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Chen, Lin, Huang, Lee, Kim, Park, Nguyen
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