The New York Times had an interesting article with a searchable database that told me the following:
- My old last name, Johnson, is #2 in the list of most common last names (a list of 5,000). 688 of every 100,000 people have it, and its rank is unchanged since 1990.
- My new last name is #272 in the list of most common last names. Approximately 37 of every 100,000 people have my last name. It moved UP 57 ranks since 1990.
Interested in how your last name ranks?