A surname is a name added to a given name and is part of a personal name. In many cases, a surname is a family name. In some cultures, the surname may be a patronymic or matronymic. Some cultures, for example the Burmese, large population of South Indians and some Javanese, do not use surnames.
Some surnames are rare, and the others are so common that their population can be measured by millions. This is a list of some of the most common surnames in the world.