FOI Ref: ​FOI/2022/3944

You asked

Please supply the top 500 most common surnames in England and Wales.

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the following previously published FOI request which will answer your enquiry: Complete list of all forenames and surnames in the UK - Office for National Statistics (

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