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These are the most common surnames in Greater Manchester – is yours there?, The Manc

These are the most common surnames in Greater Manchester – is yours there?

The most popular names across all ten boroughs.

There are just under 3 million people living in Greater Manchester today.

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Across the ten boroughs, two cities, and 493 square miles, there’s more than 112,000 different surnames to be found.

Genealogy website Forebears has published data showing the incredible range of monikers in Greater Manchester – revealing the most popular in the region.

‘Smith’ emerged as the runaway ‘winner’ (apparently there are more than 29,000 people with this surname in this part of the country) with Jones, Taylor, Williams and Brown all making the top five.

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The most common 50 surnames are listed below. Where does yours rank?

These are the most common surnames in Greater Manchester – is yours there?, The Manc
A new piece of research has revealed the most common names across GM’s ten boroughs / Image: Wikimedia Commons
  1. Smith 29,118
  2. Jones 25,113
  3. Taylor 21,163
  4. Williams 14,107
  5. Brown 12,144
  6. Davies 11,922
  7. Johnson 10,825
  8. Khan 9,993
  9. Wilson 9,846
  10. Jackson 9,789
  11. Patel 9,556
  12. Roberts 9,416
  13. Robinson 9,233
  14. Walker 8,716
  15. Hughes 8,680
  16. Wood 8,105
  17. Ahmed 8,076
  18. Harrison 7,670
  19. Thompson 7,658
  20. Kelly 7,657
  21. Evans 7,611
  22. Begum 7,474
  23. Shaw 7,361
  24. Ali 7,295
  25. Green 7,193

These are the most common surnames in Greater Manchester – is yours there?, The Manc
Greater Manchester is home to just under 3 million people / Image: Wikimedia Commons
  1. Hall 7,095
  2. Hussain 6,984
  3. Wright 6,933
  4. Clarke 6,921
  5. Turner 6,732
  6. Edwards 6,524
  7. Lee 6,443
  8. Morris 6,278
  9. Thomas 6,189
  10. Murphy 6,061
  11. Walsh 6,054
  12. Ward 5,870
  13. Hill 5,842
  14. White 5,458
  15. Booth 5,422
  16. Cooper 5,350
  17. Howarth 5,068
  18. Moore 4,917
  19. Bailey 4,912
  20. Buckley 4,813
  21. Holt 4,768
  22. Bennett 4,742
  23. Wilkinson 4,577
  24. Martin 4,505
  25. Lewis 4,493

The full list – which features a grand old total of 941 names – is available online at Forebears.

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