Sunday, September 22, 2013

The most frequent Ukrainian Surname

Какая самая распространенная украинская фамилия? - Вопрос-ответ - Аргументы и Факты Украина

Top-10 according the Ukraine Census 2001:

1. Shevchenko (158.462)
2. Mel'nik (158.042)
3. Kovalenko (134.291)
4. Bondarenko
5. Tkachenko
6. Kravchenko
7. Koval'chuk
8. Koval'
9. Shevchuk
10. Savchenko

First 9 surnames are occupational ones (Sewer, Milner, Smith, Сooper, Weaver, Cutter, Blacksmith, Forger, Tailor) and only the 10th is patronymic (from Savva).