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The Most Popular Surnames in Each State

Alvin Ward

The United States is home to a variety of cultures, but when it comes to last names, it's not very exciting. looked at their data to see what the most popular surnames are per state. Names like Smith, Johnson, Miller, Williams, and Jones are prevalent in most states across the board. 

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