Surprising Surnames

surnames-2 The Friday File: The top 25 last names now cover 8.7% of US the population, up from 8.6% in 2000. Similarly, the most popular 239 last names cover one-quarter of the population, down from 244 in 2000. Smith remains the most popular name, with 2.44 million users. The only new top 10 last name is Martinez; Perez entered the top 25. The name with the largest growth, Zhang at 111%.

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