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Common Surnames Around the World

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Some names are more common than others. Check whether you can connect these popular surnames to their country of origin!

Question 1:


The surname Eriksson is in the top 5 of the most common names in which European country?
Denmark
UK
Sweden
Norway

Question 2:


Of what origin is the popular surname O'Brien?
Scottish
British
Irish
Swedish

Question 3:


According to the 2007 statistics of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, what is the most common surname in Canada?
Wilson
Dubois
Li
Tremblay

Question 4:


Which of the following surnames is not of German origin?
Meyer
Roux
Hoffmann
Fischer

Question 5:


Cohen is the most common and respected Jewish surname of biblical origins borne by 2.52% of people in Israel. But being a Cohen has some disadvantages. Which of the following are people bearing this name forbidden by Jewish religious law?
To participate in politics
To marry a divorced woman
To divorce
To marry

Question 6:


Novak (Nowak) is a popular surname in which of the following countries?
Slovakia
Poland
Slovenia
All of these

Question 7:


Identify the line that contains only surnames typical for the Spanish-speaking countries.
Pérez, Mészáros, Díaz, Sanz, Molina
Martínez, Alonso, Lopez, Gil, Morales
Vázquez, Serrano, Ortiz, Ferreira, Delgado
González, Patel, Ruiz, Navarro, Ortiz

Question 8:


Of what origin is the surname Kerr?
French
German
Scottish
Belgian

Question 9:


If your surname was De Jong, your home country would most probably be this one.
Denmark
The Netherlands
Japan
Sweden

Question 10:


Which of these is the most widespread surname in the world by number of people bearing it?
Ivanov
Smith
Li
Rodriguez

 


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