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A List of 99 Common Last Names in North Dakota

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Do people always ask you if you’re related to ‘so and so?’ It could be because you have one of the most common last names in North Dakota.

Forebear is a website filled with information on North Dakota. If you have a minute, search through it. It’s pretty cool.

As I read through all the information I found a list of the most common last names in North Dakota! The list was created in 2014, so there might be some slight changes. However, if you read through it I think you’ll agree.

1. Johnson
2. Anderson
3. Olson
4. Nelson
5. Miller
6. Larson
7. Peterson
8. Smith
9. Hanson
10. Thompson
11. Erickson
12. Schmidt
13. Brown
14. Carlson
15. Berg
16. Lee
17. Martin
18. Jacobson
19. Klein
20. Keller
21. Davis
22. Jensen
23. Schneider
24. Meyer
25. Hansen
26. Haugen
27. Williams
28.  Thomas
29. Fischer
30. Jones
31. Kraft
32. Wolf
33. Wagner
34. Knutson
35. Kuntz
36. Dahl
37. Volk
38. Bauer
39. Christianson
40. Wilson
41. Schumacher
42. Pederson
43. Hagen
44. Dockter
45. Becker
46. Weber
47. Baker
48. Clark
49. Swanson
50. Iverson
51. Hoffman
52. Vetter
53. Schultz
54. Berger
55. Swenson
56. White
57. Schroeder
58. Halvorson
59. Hoff
60. Paulson
61. Hall
62. Moen
63. Hendrickson
64. Walker
65. Knudson
66. Huber
67. Hill
68. Christensen
69. Ness
70. Braun
71. Fisher
72. Zimmerman
73. Kramer
74. Benson
75. Schulz
76. Strand
77. Young
78. Lund
79. Wald
80. Feist
81. Scott
82. Gunderson
83. Myers
84. Monson
85. Krueger
86. Taylor
87. Adams
88. Lang
89. Brandt
90. Moore
91. Schafer
92. Braaten
93. Richter
94. Lewis
95. Frank
96. Wanner
97. Green
98. Moe
99. King

Do you know someone with each of these last names?

Fun Fact: According to Forebears, the top three last names in 2014 were the same in 1880.


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