While there are definitely people out there with unique last names, there are also plenty of surnames that are so common you probably know several people with the same one, even though there is no relation. A A new report reveals the most common last names in the country, and one of them may just be yours.
The site 24/7 Wall Street reviewed Census data to find the 50 most common last names in the U.S., noting that the most common can be traced back to Europe and England, although 12 of the Top 50 are Spanish, Cuban or Mexican in origin.
Not surprising, the overall most common surname in the U.S. is Smith, with 2,442,977 total occurrences, or 828.8 per 100,000 people. And the name continues to grow, up 2.7% since 2000.
Top Ten Most Common Surnames In America: (click here for the complete list)
Source: 24/7 Wall Street