Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Australia

This week we asked our Facebook community what surnames appear in their family tree and here’s what they told us…

Surname wordle

With 36% of Aussies claiming English ancestry, it is not surprising that the most popular surnames are English, with Smith being no.1, followed by  Williams, White and Jones.

Walker, Clark, Brown, Martin and Taylor are also common names in family trees.

Irish names also made an appearance including Kelly, McMahon and Hughes – which is not surprising considering 10% of Australians have Irish ancestry.

What surnames appear in your family tree? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

Find out more about the origins of your surname here.

 

6 Comments

Jeanette BRENTNALL 

BRENTNALL, ALDRED, BATEMAN, LINSELL, MCKENZIE, CAMERON, BROAD, KINGSTONE,
BROUGHTON, WINDLEY,LANKENAU, BUCHANAN, THORSBY, STEWART, CUMMING, SIMPSON.

September 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Dorothy Elvin 

Barratt, Bemrose, Detheridge,Redgate, Clarke, Elvin, Conyers.

September 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm
Anne Doran 

Carroll, Clancy, Cloherty, Collins, Colliss, Connelly, Doran, Dicker, Evans, Graham, Hart, Hassett, Hogan, Hourigan, Israel, Lynchey, Lyons, Meecham, Robinson, Sullivan, Turner, Whelan, White, Wilkinson

September 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm
HILMAR KUMMERLOWE 

I am not the best on a computer, but you have the wrong Beverley Anne KUMMERLOWE (FORMERLY ASKEW) Can you correct this before I go on? Hilmar

September 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm
Dawn Scotting 

Parks, Wilson, Cottrell, Blackwell, Schade, Rule, Whitney, Linklater, Skinner, Godsmark, Wedeker/Whittaker, Davies, King, Bennett, Bird, Ashton, Cocker, Doyle, Newport, Coppins, Boots, Williscroft, Baylis, McKay, Eaton, Isles, Sinclair, Muir, Bulkin, Hansen.

September 13, 2013 at 8:38 am
Karen Watkins 

BARROW, DALTON, DENT, GOULD, LONGHURST, MASKEW, OLIVER, SHEEN, SLATER, STEWART and WATKINS

September 13, 2013 at 8:57 am