Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Johnson, Smith, Williams -- Oh the humanity!






World's most boring interesting feature story (lol), while trying to escape news about Pres. Trump's and North Korea's mutual saber-rattling -- off in the margin it showed "Most Popular Surname by State," and a map of the United States, with each state having three last names typed on...


I started reading down, expecting to be fascinated, and then realized I had subconsciously assumed these would be last names that were unusual, or interesting -- then realized, wait a minute, "most popular" (or, more accurately, "most common") is sort of the opposite of unusual or interesting, when you carefully consider it... I also thought they would be different for each state... I started reading...


-- Alabama
Smith     Williams     Johnson
-- Alaska
Smith     Johnson     Williams
(?!)


-- Arizona
Smith     Johnson     Garcia
-- Arkansas
Smith     Williams     Johnson
-- California
Garcia     Hernandez     Lopez
-- Colorado
Smith     Johnson     Martinez


-- Connecticut
Smith     Johnson     Brown  (Uh-oh!  Brown!)


-- Delaware
Smith     Johnson     Brown  (where's Williams??! - lol)


-- Florida
Smith     Williams     Johnson
-- Georgia
Smith     Williams     Johnson


(finally, Hawaii gives us a break)...
-- Hawaii
Lee     Wong     Kim


-- Idaho
Smith     Johnson     Anderson  (the Andersons are invading -- so different from the Smiths, Johnsons, and Williamses...)


-- Illinois
Smith     Johnson     Williams
-- Indiana
Smith     Miller     Johnson
-- Iowa
Smith     Williams     Johnson





-- Kansas
Smith     Johnson     Miller
-- Kentucky
Smith     Johnson     Jones


-- Louisiana (surely, with their exotic Cajun and French influences -- and all that tree moss -- there will be some glamorous surnames...)
WilliamsSmithJohnson.  (I give up...!)


-- Maine
Smith     Brown     Johnson
-- Maryland
Smith     Johnson     Jones


-- Massachusetts
Smith     Johnson...    
(fasten your seatbelts) -- Sullivan (!)


-- Michigan
Smith     Johnson     Williams
-- Minnesota
Johnson     Anderson     Nelson (radical)
-- Mississippi
Smith     Williams     Johnson
-- Missouri
Smith     Johnson     Williams
-- Montana
Smith     Johnson     Anderson
-- Nebraska
Johnson     Smith     Miller
-- Nevada
Smith     Johnson     Garcia
-- New Hampshire
Smith     Brown     Johnson
-- New Jersey
Smith     Williams     Johnson
-- New Mexico
Martinez     Garcia     Chavez
-- New York    
Smith     Williams     Brown


-- North Carolina
Smith     Williams     Johnson
-- North Dakota
Johnson     Anderson     Olson
-- Ohio
Smith     Miller     Johnson
-- Oklahoma
Smith     Johnson     Williams
-- Oregon
Smith     Johnson     Miller
-- Pennsylvania
Smith     Miller     Williams
-- Rhode Island
Smith     Brown     Johnson
-- South Carolina
Smith     Williams     Brown
-- South Dakota
Johnson     Anderson     Smith


-- Tennessee
Smith     Johnson     Jones
-- Texas
Garcia     Smith     Martinez
-- Utah
Smith     Johnson     Anderson
-- Vermont
Smith     Brown     Johnson
-- Virginia
Smith     Johnson     Jones
-- Washington
Smith     Johnson     Anderson


-- West Virginia
Smith     Miller     Johnson
-- Wisconsin
Johnson     Smith     Anderson
-- Wyoming
Smith     Johnson     Miller
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