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Re: 20 Most Common Surnames 1990 Census
In Response To: 20 Most Common Surnames 1990 Census ()
LOL I think Smith and Jones has been the most common name for eons.
I have SMITH's in the family tree on my mother's (non-AA) side. My GG-Grandma (maternal gm maternal gm) was a SMITH, but it was americanized from SMIT sometime after the family came from Holland. It's a real barecat to trace such a name when SMITH as it is spelled is usually traced back to England, Scotland and Wales.