If your surname is Smith, you are sharing it with nearly 3,000,000 people in the US and possibly thousands of people in your state alone. Some surnames are disproportionately common across the country, although there are some interesting differences among regions. View the table below and discover the most common surname in your state.
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Smith, Johnson, and Williams may be the most common surnames nationwide, but flipping through the white pages in Hawaii, Kim, Wong, and Lee are the surnames you are most likely to encounter. The frequency of certain surnames depends on the population, which is why Martinez is more common than Smith in New Mexico and Garcia is the most common surname in Texas.
If your surname is among the ones listed in the table, it may be fun to discover just how many people who share the same surname have more in common with you than you think. If you are considering one of our top-ranked ancestry DNA tests, get ready for some surprising revelations.