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    My family name

    My family name is Кузнетсов, is that quite common in russia?

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    Yes, quite common, only it's written like this: Кузнецов.

    I checked, it's the 5th common last name in Russia.

    This is the top 5:

    1. Ivanov (who would have guessed? )
    2. Smirnov
    3. Vasiliev
    4. Petrov
    5. Kuznecov
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    Not only in Russia, but in many countries there are similiar surnames, for example 'Smith'... AFAIK it is one of the most common family name in the world
    Хорошо не просто там где нас нет, а там где нас никогда и не было.

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    1. Ivanov (who would have guessed? )
    2. Smirnov
    3. Vasiliev
    4. Petrov
    5. Kuznecov
    I add also Sidorov. We have lots of jokes naming these three: Ivanov, Petrov, Sidorov. As for the English equivalents I could only think up of 'Tom, Dick and Harry'.
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    I don't see Sidorov on this list...

    1 Иванов (Ivanov) 5,043,000
    2 Смирнов (Smirnov) 3,419,000
    3 Васильев (Vasilev) 2,464,000
    4 Петров (Petrov) 2,310,000
    5 Кузнецов (Kyznetsov) 2,048,000
    6 Федоров (Fedorov) 1,648,000
    7 Михайлов (Mikhailov) 1,609,000
    8 Соколов (Sokolov) 1,484,000
    9 Павлов (Pavlov) 1,437,000
    10 Семенов (Semenov) 1,350,000
    11 Степанов (Stepanov) 1,267,000
    12 Егоров (Egorov) 1,253,000
    13 Николаев (Nikolaev) 1,212,000
    14 Козлов (Kozlov) 1,183,000
    15 Попов (Popov) 1,178,000
    16 Лебедев (Lebedev) 1,175,000
    17 Яковлев (Yakovlev) 1,158,000
    18 Волков (Volkv) 1,145,000
    19 Григорьев (Grigorev) 1,069,000
    20 Морозов (Morozov) 1,047,000
    21 Новиков (Novikov) 1,034,000
    22 Никитин (Nikitin) 1,014,000
    23 Дмитриев (Dmitriev) 951,000
    24 Кузьмин (Kuzmin) 892,000
    25 Александров (Aleksandrov) 878,000
    26 Зайцев (Zaitsev) 840,000
    27 Захаров (Zakharov) 822,000
    28 Богданов (Bogdanov) 796,000
    29 Воробьев (Vorobev) 767,000
    30 Белов (Belov) 729,000
    31 Баранов (Baranov) 713,000
    32 Филиппов (Filippov) 706,000
    33 Тимофеев (Timofeev) 692,000
    34 Ефимов (Efimov) 677,000
    35 Борисов (Boricov) 674,000
    36 Ильин (Ilin) 663,000
    37 Киселев (Kiselev) 654,000
    38 Фролов (Frolov) 627,000
    39 Сорокин (Sorokin) 590,000
    40 Голубев (Golubev) 581,000
    41 Поляков (Polyakov) 579,000
    42 Осипов (Osipov) 573,000
    43 Ковалев (Kovalev) 536,000
    44 Тарасов (Tarasov) 528,000
    45 Беляев (Belyaev) 501,000
    46 Герасимов (Gerasimov) 499,000
    47 Миронов (Mironov) 485,000
    48 Мельников (Melnikov) 483,000
    49 Абрамов (Abramtsov) 466,000
    50 Журавлев (Zhuravlev) 455,000
    51 Власов (Vlasov) 454,000
    52 Титов (Titov) 453,000
    53 Данилов (Danilov) 443,000
    54 Коваленко (Kovalenko) 437,000
    55 Назаров (Nazarov) 426,000
    56 Карпов (Karpov) 422,000
    57 Денисов (Denisov) 404,000
    58 Тихонов (Tikhonov) 398,000
    59 Савельев (Savelev) 389,000
    60 Громов (Gromov) 386,000
    61 Тихомиров (Tikhomirov) 384,000
    62 Фомин (Fomin) 367,000
    63 Щербаков (Shcherbakov) 367,000
    64 Анисимов (Anisimov) 335,000
    65 Ермаков (Ermakov) 335,000
    66 Чистяков (Chistyakov) 335,000
    67 Быков (Bykov) 329,000
    68 Леонов (Leonov) 327,000
    69 Воронин (Voronin) 318,000
    70 Игнатьев (Ignatev) 304,000
    71 Евдокимов (Evdokimov) 301,000
    72 Архипов (Arkhipov) 300,000
    73 Чернов (Chernov) 299,000
    74 Беляков (Belyakov) 290,000
    75 Пономарев (Ponomarev) 283,000
    76 Филатов (Filatov) 283,000
    77 Прохоров (Prokhorov) 265,000
    78 Воронов (Voronov) 264,000
    79 Колесников (Kolesnikov) 257,000
    80 Климов (Klimov) 255,000
    81 Логинов (Loginov) 254,000
    82 Савин (Savin) 254,000
    83 Нестеров (Nesterov) 248,000
    84 Демидов (Demidov) 247,000
    85 Лобанов (Lobanov) 244,000
    86 Аксенов (Aksenov) 243,000
    87 Лукин (Lukin) 240,000
    88 Белоусов (Belousov) 229,000
    89 Спиридонов (Spiridonov) 227,000
    90 Юдин (Yudin) 226,000
    91 Акимов (Akimov) 217,000
    92 Суворов (Suvorov) 217,000
    93 Ларионов (Larionov) 216,000
    94 Лукьянов (Lukanov) 214,000
    95 Ушаков (Ushakov) 207,000
    96 Петренко (Petrenko) 206,000
    97 Бирюков (Biryukov) 204,000
    98 Хохлов (Khokhlov) 204,000
    99 Филимонов (Filimonov) 202,000
    100 Чернышев (Chernyshev) 200,000
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    I believe "Chang" is the most common familyname in the world...
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    Chang aka Smith
    So what does Кузнецов mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper May
    I believe "Chang" is the most common familyname in the world...
    Actually, "Wong", I guess
    Хорошо не просто там где нас нет, а там где нас никогда и не было.

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    Кузнецов goes from "кузнец" which means "smith".

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    Wouldn't be surprised if Chang or Wong actually meant 'smith' as well.
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    al,
    The most common surname in the world is Chang. So you were wong, er i mean "wrong".
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    Quote Originally Posted by piehunt
    al,
    The most common surname in the world is Chang. So you were wong, er i mean "wrong".


    Hmm here in Vancouver the most common surname among the Chinese is 'Wong' BTW, it means 'King'.
    Хорошо не просто там где нас нет, а там где нас никогда и не было.

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    There may be many millions of Changs, but they're mostly concentrated in China, so that's kind of inaccurate. Technically the most common language in the world is Mandarin Chinese, but good luck being understood with that when you go to Europe, Africa, the Americas, Middle East, most of Asia....

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    Kinda funny. My last name is Russian, and it is actually Мальчик. Yes I know it means boy. We spell it Malchick in English. There are soem Malchicks in New York, but we live in Chicago. They have no relation to us. [/code]
    Не по словам судят, а по делам.

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    "King" in Chenese will be Wang, not Wong.

    There is Мальчик family name in Russia, I heard this somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propp
    "King" in Chenese will be Wang, not Wong.
    And what about Wong then?
    Хорошо не просто там где нас нет, а там где нас никогда и не было.

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    2. Smirnov
    I wander if thats where the name for Smirnoff vodka originated from?

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    Of course it is.
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    Of course it is.

    You said that as if it were obvious .
    А если отнять еще одну?

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