When it comes to last names here in Minnesota, it's not surprising most of them are based on our German and Scandinavian heritage. But do you have one of the most popular last names in Olmsted County?

Well, the gang over at Forebears.com compiled a fairly massive database of all the last names (or, surnames, really-- but I always say last name because I'm never sure if a surname is a first or last name) both here in Minnesota and specifically in Olmsted County.

And, no surprise, the most popular last name here in Olmsted County is... Johnson!  (Although, perhaps the term 'popular' is a bit misleading-- you don't choose your last name, after all, so maybe the 'Most Often Occurring Last Name' might be more accurate.) Either way, it's still Johnson.

And that goes for all of Minnesota, too. Apparently, there are more families here named Johnson than any other last name. (And, cue the sad trombone sound effect: 'St. John' didn't even make the list, either here or statewide. Rats.)

Closer to home, here are the Most Popular (Or Most Common) Last Names in Olmsted County:

1) Johnson
2) Anderson
3) Nelson
4) Smith
5) Miller
6) Peterson
7) Hanson
8) Olson
9) Larson
10) Brown

Curious where your last name ranks? Check out the expanded list HERE.

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