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The Select Surname List

Welcome to the Select Surname List.  This site contains the history and genealogy of the 100 most common surnames of English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh origin that spread to the wider English-speaking world.  Simply imply choose a surname below and click on it. 

Top 100 Surnames in the English-speaking World

Adams Ellis Johnson O'Connor
Allen Evans Jones O'Sullivan Shaw
Anderson Fisher
Kelly Parker Simpson
Bailey Foster Kennedy Perry Smith
Baker Fox King Peterson Stevens
Barnes Fraser 
Lee Phillips Stewart
Bell Graham Lewis Powell Taylor
Bennett Gray Marshall Price Thomas
Brown Green Martin Reed
Griffiths Mason      
Reynolds Turner
Campbell Hall McDonald Richards
Carter Hamilton Miller  Richardson Walsh
Chapman Harris Mitchell Roberts Ward
Clark Harrison
Moore Robertson Watson
Collins Henderson Morgan Robinson White
Cook Hill Morris Rogers Williams
Cooper Howard Murphy Ross Wilson
Cox Hughes Murray Russell Wood
Davis Jackson Nelson Ryan Wright
Edwards James O'Brien 

Check the Surnames section of this website for the ranking and total numbers for any of the surnames shown above.   We welcome any suggestions or thoughts you might have.  Just click on the email address below and send us your message.  

The top ten surnames for each region of the English speaking world can be found on the separate page of  Top Ten Surnames.

Enjoy the site!

Colin Shelley


PS.  If your surname does not appear in the list above, you might want to check out the surname page in this website.  It covers surname genealogy for more than 800 surnames.  These surnames are to be found in this and these companion websites: