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San Joaquin, CA More Interesting Facts-Names

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by MotherPalpatine, Dec 22, 2006.

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  1. MotherPalpatine

    MotherPalpatine Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 2, 2004
    In China, those with the top 10 most common surnames make up 40 percent of the population. See if your name made the list.
    There are approximately 600 different Chinese surnames, compared to well over a million unique ones in the United States. Here are the top 10 Chinese surnames, in alphabetical order: Chen, Huang, Li, Lin, Wang, Wu, Yang, Zhang, Zhao, and Zhou. Here's the same list for the United States: Brown, Davis, Johnson, Jones, Miller, Moore, Smith, Taylor, Williams, and Wilson. Of these 10 names, only Smith is used by more than one percent of the U.S. population.

    But what about Vader or Skywalker? They should be common names. The are in this house.[face_grin] [/color][/b]>
  2. Liz_Skywalker

    Liz_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 2

    May 22, 2005
    wait a minute, so, you're telling me that Smith is a common name??? :eek:

    or, that it's uncommon, depending upon whether or not you're Chinese? [face_idea] :confused: [face_thinking]
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