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Question: What are there more of, First names or Last names!?
Are there more First names than last names in the world, or is it the other way around!? How many Johns for each Smith, how many Joes for each Schmo!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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A fine question: my guess is first name, simply on the assumption that there were more individuals in the old days than houses/family names (most of which corresponded with professions such as Taylor, Smith, etc!.) Yet, you find a lot of first names based on -anything-, such as Brian, which is 'Strength/Courage' in Old Irish!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

"Chin" is the most common surname in the world; it's Chinese!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Some orphans dont have a last name, Chinese uses surname and so on!.Www@QuestionHome@Com