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Top 10 last names in Nova Scotia


Did you know Nova Scotia has 40,561 unique surnames?


Here's the top 10:


#1 MacDonald

Incidence: 17,316 Frequency: 1:57 Percent of Canada’s MacDonalds in NS: 21.98% Rank in Canada: 10


#2 Smith

Incidence: 10,424 Frequency: 1:94 Percent of Canada’s Smiths in NS: 5.43% Rank in Canada: 1


#3 Brown

Incidence: 5,216 Frequency: 1:188 Percent of Canada’s Browns in NS: 4.79% Rank in Canada: 2


#4 Leblanc

Incidence: 5,113 Frequency: 1:191 Percent of Canada’s Leblancs in NS: 7.53% Rank in Canada: 15


#5 MacNeil

Incidence: 4,741 Frequency: 1:206 Percent of Canada’s MacNeils in NS: 46.18% Rank in Canada: 467


#6 MacLean

Incidence: 4,626 Frequency: 1:212 Percent of Canada’s MacLeans in NS: 24.95% Rank in Canada: 210


#7 Campbell

Incidence: 4,598 Frequency: 1:213 Percent of Canada’s Campbells in NS: 6.47% Rank in Canada: 12


#8 White

Incidence: 4,371 Frequency: 1:224 Percent of Canada’s Whites in NS: 7.70% Rank in Canada: 21


#9 Fraser

Incidence: 4,359 Frequency: 1:225 Percent of Canada’s Frasers NS: 12.57% Rank in Canada: 65


#10 MacLeod

Incidence: 4,257 Frequency: 1:230 Percent of Canada’s MacLeods in NS: 22.67% Rank in Canada: 202


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