Smith, the most common surname in the United States according to census data, means "one who works with metal." The second most common surname, Johnson, means "son of John." The third most popular surname, Williams, mean... More »

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Smith is the most common surname in the United States, based on the 2000 census. The second most common surname was Johnson. Both are surnames of English origin. More »

According to the United States Census Bureau's website citing the Census 2000, the top five family surnames are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown and Jones. Many surnames are similar with small spelling differences, such a... More »

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Smith is the most common surname in the United States, based on the 2000 census. The second most common surname was Johnson. Both are surnames of English origin. More »

Smith is a common surname in the English language because of its original usage as an occupational surname, along with its adoption by several immigrant groups. The name Smith originally identified an ironworker, a commo... More »

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What constitutes a good family name is subjective, but common surnames in the United States that are concise, recognizable and easy to pronounce are Brown, Smith, Jones, Miller and Davis. Over eight million people in the... More »

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Some of the most popular surnames in Scotland are Smith, Brown, Wilson and Robertson, according to surveys and the UK electoral register. However, many of these surnames are of English origin rather than Scottish Gaelic. More »

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