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Names and the Meaning of Names

The browning of Top 10 surnamest

A new analysis released by the Census Bureau reveals that two Hispanic surnames - Garcia and Rodriguez - have cracked the top 10 most common. This, I assume, will send The GOP Base over the edge.

The top 10 U.S. surnames

1. Smith (881 occurrences per 100K people)

2. Johnson (688)

3. Williams (569)

4. Brown (512)

5. Jones (505)

6. Miller (418)

7. Davis (398)

8. Garcia (318)

9. Rodrigues (298)

10. Wilson (290)

The NYT has an interactive chart where you can plug in your surname to see where it ranks. Spaulding is #1774 on the list, between Diehl and Ernst. Where's your name?