If you're reading this right now, chances are you have one of the three most popular last names in the Garden State.

According to a recent survey by Ancestry.com, who've become the authority on individual origins, there are more people in New Jersey with the surname Smith than any other. The folks at Ancestry used a pretty archaic source to compile their numbers: they looked in the White Pages.

The same goes for Pennsylvania and Delaware, where Smiths reign supreme. Sounds about right! I have friends in South Jersey that became a 'Smith' through marriage, and family Bear, Delaware that are Smiths!

Closely following Smith in NJ are the last names Williams and Johnson.

Poster map United States of America with state names

You can see a full list of the most popular surnames by state by clicking the purple button below!

SOURCES: Ancestry.com


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