Do You Share A Last Name With Half Of Midland-Odessa? Find Out The 10 Common Last Names
If you are like me, on a regular basis, if there are places that you frequent that ask for your name, it is also not a surprise when you are then prompted to answer, 'what is your date of birth?' Or you are asked for your phone number, address or some other form of verification. Why? Because it is highly likely that you share a name with countless other people in this area.
One of my favorite conversations with coworkers, acquaintances or someone you just met is to learn their last name, followed by are you related to so and so? Then to find out you actually are! Six degrees of separation is real! If you happen to share the same last name with someone from this area, more than likely you are distant cousins, or he/she used to be married to your sister's friend's mother's uncle or something crazy like that.
Curiousity hit me. So what are the most common names in Midland and Odessa? Do I have the same last name as the majority of the people I see at the grocery store, doctor or perhaps someone I work with? I did some research and the results were not at all surprising. According to forebears.com here are the results:
TOP 10 LAST NAMES IN ECTOR COUNTY:
TOP 10 LAST NAMES IN MIDLAND COUNTY:
TOP 10 LAST NAMES IN TEXAS: