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Most common last names

  • SMITH  6,072,127 individuals

  • JONES  2,860,555 individuals

  • BROWN  2,776,092 individuals

  • TAYLOR  2,598,592 individuals

  • WILLIAMS  2,231,988 individuals

  • WILSON  2,013,994 individuals

  • JOHNSON  1,957,953 individuals

  • WHITE  1,630,807 individuals

  • WRIGHT  1,523,348 individuals

  • MARTIN  1,522,569 individuals

  • WALKER  1,513,726 individuals

  • HALL  1,454,957 individuals

  • THOMPSON  1,421,563 individuals

  • ROBINSON  1,403,762 individuals

  • DAVIS  1,403,010 individuals

  • CLARK  1,389,289 individuals

  • THOMAS  1,343,904 individuals

  • WOOD  1,312,188 individuals

  • MILLER  1,273,341 individuals

  • JACKSON  1,254,440 individuals

Name of the day

Last Name : Williams

2,231,988 individuals bear this name

English: variant of William with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages such as Dutch Willems. Williams is the third most frequent...