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100 Most Common Surnames In Vancouver

I was reading in the Vancouver Sun newspaper today which has an article about the 100 most common surnames in the BC lower mainland area. While I guess this isn’t exactly mind blowing information, I thought it was kind of interesting to read about the origins of various surnames. I thought I would post the list up for anyone else who may be interested in it:

Rank Surname Origin
1 Lee Multi
2 Wong Chinese
3 Chan Chinese
4 Smith English
5 Kim Korean
6 Chen Chinese
7 Gill Punjabi/English
8 Li Chinese
9 Brown Multi
10 Johnson English
11 Wang Chinese
12 Wilson English/Scottish
13 Leung Chinese
14 Anderson English
15 Lam Chinese
16 Jones English
17 Taylor English
18 Singh Punjabi
19 Liu Chinese
20 Williams English
21 Ng Chinese
22 Wu Chinese
23 Ho Korean
24 Campbell Scottish
25 Chow Chinese
26 Macdonald Scottish/Irish
27 Miller English
28 Chang Chinese
29 Huang Chinese
30 Lin Chinese
31 Cheung Chinese
32 Martin Multi
33 Lau Chinese
34 Young English
35 Thompson Multi
36 Scott English/Scottish
37 Nguyen Vietnamese
38 Cheng Chinese
39 Zhang Chinese
40 Yu Korean
41 Stewart Scottish
42 Yang Korean
43 Sidhu Punjabi
44 Sandhu Punjabi
45 White Multi
46 Park Multi
47 Robinson Multi
48 Moore English
49 Dhaliwal Punjabi
50 Clark English
51 Mitchell Multi
52 Tang Chinese
53 Walker English/Scottish
54 McDonald Scottish/Irish
55 Ross English/Scottish
56 Johnston Scottish
57 Reid Scottish
58 Grewal Punjabi
59 Chu Chinese/Korean
60 Ma Chinese
61 Thomas Multi
62 Hall Multi
63 Lai Chinese
64 Chung Chinese
65 Wright English/Scottish
66 Choi Chinese
67 Dhillon Punjabi
68 Jackson English
69 Baker English
70 Evans Welsh
71 Robertson English
72 King English
73 Bell English
74 Davis English/Scottish
75 Lo Chinese
76 Graham Scottish
77 Wood English/Scottish
78 Fraser Scottish
79 Roberts English
80 Harris English/German
81 Watson English/Scottish
82 Peters English
83 Friesen German/Dutch
84 Tam Chinese
85 Mann English/German
86 Lewis English
87 Lim Multi
88 Clarke English
89 Phillips Multi
90 Yeung Chinese
91 Hill English/Scottish
92 Nelson English/Scottish
93 Davies Welsh
94 Murray Scottish/Irish
95 Grant Multi
96 Brar Punjabi
97 Morrison Scottish
98 Tran Vietnamese
99 Fung Chinese
100 Hamilton Scottish/Irish




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