If you're here, it's because you've decided to look up the 300 most common surnames in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Surely you've heard of some Svalbard resident surnames, but you may be surprised to see surnames in this list that you didn't know were so common in a country like Svalbard and Jan Mayen. In this list we have totally updated statistical information about the most common surnames among Svalbard residents, so if you are looking for information about whether your surname would stand out in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, we warn you that if it is not in this list, yes, your surname would be something uncommon in Svalbard resident lands . However, if your surname appears among these 300 surnames, we are afraid that you will have to stand out for other qualities, as you will be quite common as far as surnames for Svalbard residents are concerned
The most common Svalbard resident surnames
Did you know all these surnames from Svalbard and Jan Mayen?
If you look, next to each surname in this list you will find a number. That number is the number of people who carry that surname in Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
Of course it is the official number given according to the latest statistics made in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, and they take into account not Svalbard residents,
but people who currently live in the country. So it is possible that you may find in Svalbard and Jan Mayen a surname that you know perfectly well is not a Svalbard resident
surname, that may help you get an idea of how many people from the same country from which that surname originates have emigrated to Svalbard and Jan Mayen and have settled there.
Having information about surnames helps us to have information about our history, but also about the history of the different countries. Knowing which surnames are most abundant in Svalbard and Jan Mayen at the moment helps us to take a snapshot of the country's current reality. In this way, and crossing these data we have about the current Svalbard resident surnames with the most abundant Svalbard resident surnames one hundred or two hundred years ago, we could get an idea of how Svalbard resident society has changed and the level of impact that migration may have had in a country like Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
Similarly, it is interesting to try to discover what the current data are on the most used surnames in the countries neighbouring Svalbard and Jan Mayen, and whether they have any surnames in common or if, on the contrary, the coincidences are minimal or non-existent. In this way we can guess what kind of relations Svalbard and Jan Mayen has with its neighboring countries, and whether there has been mobility between the countries or not. As you can see, a few simple statistics on surnames in Svalbard and Jan Mayen can provide much more information than may appear at first glance.
Have you been surprised by any of these Svalbard resident Last names?
What do you think? Have you already seen in this list of 300 surnames from Svalbard and Jan Mayen any that have caught your attention? Have you missed any surname that you thought was very common in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, and yet it has turned out not to be on the list? If you keep searching in other countries you will surely find that surname that you thought was Svalbard resident and that turns out to be more common in another country than Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Sometimes the data surprises us, but that is what encourages us to want to know more about surnames and the reasons why the 300 most common Svalbard resident surnames are the ones presented in this list, and not others. We encourage you to continue your research.