Posted by Ancestry.com.au on September 12, 2013 in Australia

This week we asked our Facebook community what surnames appear in their family tree and here’s what they told us…

Surname wordle

With 36% of Aussies claiming English ancestry, it is not surprising that the most popular surnames are English, with Smith being no.1, followed by  Williams, White and Jones.

Walker, Clark, Brown, Martin and Taylor are also common names in family trees.

Irish names also made an appearance including Kelly, McMahon and Hughes – which is not surprising considering 10% of Australians have Irish ancestry.

What surnames appear in your family tree? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

Find out more about the origins of your surname here.

 

6 Comments

  1. Jeanette BRENTNALL

    BRENTNALL, ALDRED, BATEMAN, LINSELL, MCKENZIE, CAMERON, BROAD, KINGSTONE,
    BROUGHTON, WINDLEY,LANKENAU, BUCHANAN, THORSBY, STEWART, CUMMING, SIMPSON.

  2. Anne Doran

    Carroll, Clancy, Cloherty, Collins, Colliss, Connelly, Doran, Dicker, Evans, Graham, Hart, Hassett, Hogan, Hourigan, Israel, Lynchey, Lyons, Meecham, Robinson, Sullivan, Turner, Whelan, White, Wilkinson

  3. HILMAR KUMMERLOWE

    I am not the best on a computer, but you have the wrong Beverley Anne KUMMERLOWE (FORMERLY ASKEW) Can you correct this before I go on? Hilmar

  4. Dawn Scotting

    Parks, Wilson, Cottrell, Blackwell, Schade, Rule, Whitney, Linklater, Skinner, Godsmark, Wedeker/Whittaker, Davies, King, Bennett, Bird, Ashton, Cocker, Doyle, Newport, Coppins, Boots, Williscroft, Baylis, McKay, Eaton, Isles, Sinclair, Muir, Bulkin, Hansen.

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