Searching for Common Surnames

Searching for common surnames on the Internet can at times be a frustrating experience. We have provided some suggestions for improving your genealogical search for a common surname.

Did you know that in the United States, only 2,000 surnames account for approximately half the population? Here are the most common 2,000 surnames listed alphabetically. Each listing provides information on the surname along with suggestions for improving the chances of finding something related to your genealogy on the Internet for a common surname.

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