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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?
Swedish
British
Scottish
Irish

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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 marry
To divorce
To participate in politics
To marry a divorced woman

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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