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Names — A Fun Look at Last Names in Your State

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Insurance is serious business. It’s also a lot of fun. Writing about insurance can be fun and it can also be serious. Weekly Industry News tends to focus on serious insurance stories but once in a while it’s fun to take a look at something more fun than facts, figures and statistics.

That said, this story is about facts, figures and statistics but it’s fun facts, figures and statistics. We ran across this in an Ancestry.com ad the other day and found it fascinating. It has to do with surnames.

The most common surname in the country is Smith. It’s followed by Johnson, Miller, Jones, Williams and Anderson. Brown is another one but you’ll find more Andersons than Browns in the Northwest. It’s more of an East coast name.

The Southwest states have more variety. Arizona, New Mexico, California and Texas have more Latino last names than anything else so Garcia, Hernandez, Martinez and Chavez outnumber Smith, Johnson, Miller, Jones, Williams and Brown.

 

These are the most found surnames in the nine PIA Western Alliance states:

Alaska — Smith, Johnson, Williams

Arizona — Smith, Johnson, Garcia

California Garcia, Hernandez, Lopez

Idaho — Smith, Johnson, Anderson

Montana — Smith, Johnson, Anderson

Nevada — Smith, Johnson, Garcia

New Mexico Martinez, Garcia, Chavez

Oregon — Smith, Johnson, Miller

Washington — Smith, Johnson, Anderson

 

Source link: ancestry.com

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