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Most Common Last Names in the UK

Can you name the most common last names in Wales, Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland?
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Last updated: August 30, 2015
First submittedAugust 9, 2012
Times taken42,382
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Wales
Jones
Williams
Davies
Evans
Thomas
Roberts
Lewis
Hughes
Morgan
Griffiths
Edwards
Smith
James
Rees
Jenkins
Owen
Price
Phillips
Moss
Driscoll
Scotland
Smith
Brown
Wilson
Robertson
Thomson
Campbell
Stewart
Anderson
Scott
Murray
MacDonald
Reid
Taylor
Clark
Ross
Young
Mitchell
Watson
Paterson
Morrison
Northern Ireland
Wilson
Campbell
Kelly
Johnston
Moore
Thompson
Smyth
Brown
O'Neill
Doherty
Stewart
Quinn
Robinson
Murphy
Graham
Martin
McLaughlin
Hamilton
Murray
Hughes
England
Smith
Jones
Taylor
Brown
Williams
Wilson
Johnson
Davies
Robinson
Wright
Thompson
Evans
Walker
White
Roberts
Green
Hall
Wood
Jackson
Clarke
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level 34
Sep 15, 2012
This is so cool! Five of the names here are in my family tree! :) Could you accept Davis for Davies? They're essentially the same name.
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level 76
Nov 20, 2014
I tried Davis, Davisson, and Davidson, but no Davies. So close.
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level 29
Sep 15, 2012
Is that Pete Doherty in the picture? I only got the few surnames that are either in my family or are friend's names, plus his.
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level 29
Sep 17, 2012
That's looks nothing like Pete Doherty...
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level 66
Sep 17, 2012
This was hard. 5/62.
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level 52
Oct 28, 2012
how do you even put a picture in?
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level 40
Jan 19, 2013
Only 1 mc/mac from Scotland? WOW!
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level 71
Apr 23, 2014
Yes, I expected there to be many mroe than that. I lost a lot of time trying to think of "Macs" and ended up missing a ton of really obvious names like Davis and Williams.
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level 68
Aug 4, 2019
Same here. Mcgregor, Mcclelland, Mcnugget, Mcchickensandwich...
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level 21
Mar 29, 2013
8/62, just typed in all the U.S. Presidents last names and just guessed Smith and Anderson. LOL
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level 23
Jul 30, 2013
I typed Patterson instead of Paterson, I think it should be accepted considering the minority of people that have ever guessed it.
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level 44
Aug 3, 2013
9/62 hard quiz
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level 21
Sep 4, 2013
Woah the first thing I guessed was my surname and it was on there :)
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level 67
Nov 15, 2016
There's no Dru98 name on the list Charliee
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level 29
Apr 29, 2014
I have no idea what I'm doing here. The only surname I guessed was "Smith" xD
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level 44
May 21, 2014
Only managed to get Murray due to his book being sat on the shelf nearby, surprisingly tricky quiz!
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level 48
Jun 25, 2014
19/62, really tough, missed some easy ones but surprised to see no Turner, Mason or Coopers.
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level 38
Jul 7, 2014
Lewis and Clark. :P
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level 77
Jun 23, 2015
Surprised no Miller
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level 78
Jun 23, 2015
No Miller, or Cooper, Carter, Baker, etc. Seemed light on names derived from professions.
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level 76
Jun 23, 2015
Tried Griffith, but quiz apparently demands Griffiths...
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level 25
Jun 23, 2015
I was thinking of fast food and got mcdonald
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level 23
Jun 25, 2015
14/62. I love how 'Smith' gives you 4 points ^-^
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level 36
Sep 24, 2015
Mohammed?
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level 25
Jul 24, 2016
... Peace be upon him* ...
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level 33
Oct 19, 2015
only johnson and johnston waa
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level 67
Nov 24, 2015
Lived in Wales all my life (both North and South) and never met anyone with the surname Driscoll. Must be concentrated in a very specific part of the country.
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level 77
Aug 4, 2019
I went to school with a Driscoll.
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level 35
Dec 4, 2015
My friend's last name is in here
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level 25
Jun 10, 2016
42/62 #winning
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level 28
Oct 18, 2016
Surprised there was not also Johnson...
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level 43
Nov 15, 2016
Good job brain! I got Ross because of Bob Ross, but didn't get Smith. Love it!
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level 70
Apr 18, 2017
Should accept Rhys for Rees
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level 52
Sep 28, 2017
As a proud McLeod find it hard to believe not more Macs made the list for Scotland
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level 31
Oct 25, 2017
Soooo much harder than I thought it would be, and i was reduced to rying Ali and Wong and Lee !!! 17 and missed so many obvious ones like Walker !!!
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level 55
Aug 30, 2018
My surname - no. Married name - no. Grandparents' surnames - no. Great grandparents' surnames - no. Guess I'm uncommon!