Tuesday, February 17, 2009

...And the Survey Says: Hansen!

That's right, dear readers--Hansen is the most common last name in Norway, shared by 56,228 people. From the looks of the poll 54% got the right answer. Congratulations!

In case you were curious, here's the rest of the top five most common last names:
  1. Johansen 52,461
  2. Olsen 52,184
  3. Larsen 39425
  4. Andersen 38,433
The other names listed in the quiz were further down the list with Pedersen taking the #6 slot with 36,362, Bakken came at #37 with 8,022 people claiming the name and waaaaaaay down at #55 was Christiansen.

If you want to learn more about Norwegian names, make sure to visit the English section of Statistics Norway.

5 comments:

MJ said...

Win!

Sons of Norway said...

Yep, you won! In fact I just dropped a couple of prizes in the mail for you!

MJ said...

I hope it's GOOD gum, not that crummy stuff E sent me last year.

Sons of Norway said...

Crummy? He told me you LOVED the stuff. He said you raved about it for WEEKS! He said you said it was the highlight of your trip to Minneapolis.

MJ said...

Clearly he's delusional. Norway makes many fine products, but in my opinion, chewing gum is not one of them.