Forebears.io is a pretty fun site if you're at all interested in name origins and data, but don't want to waste away in a library's special collections or pay the ridiculous Ancestry.com fee. (Although, if you're like me and do like to waste away in a library when given the chance, Texas Tech's Southwest Collection is an absolute treasure for regional history.)

So, did your surname make the list of most common? Here's the top 10 in order. For detailed data, check out the Forebears website. Interestingly, it's almost perfectly 50/50 on names of Spanish origin and names that originated in or near the British Empire.

  1. Smith (of course)
  2. Garcia
  3. Johnson
  4. Martinez
  5. Williams
  6. Rodriguez
  7. Jones
  8. Hernandez
  9. Brown
  10. Davis

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