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Peeters, Janssens and Maes are the most common surnames

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Peeters, Janssens and Maes are the most common surnames

Peeters, Janssens and Maes remain the three most common surnames in Belgium, according to the list of the 10,000 most common surnames of Statbel, the Belgian statistical office. Jacobs and Mertens complete the Belgian top 5.

In Flanders, Peeters, Janssens, Maes, Jacobs and Willems are the five most common surnames.
In Wallonia, the top 5 is totally different: Dubois, Lambert, Martin, Dupont and Simon.
In Brussels, the five most common surnames are Diallo, Bah, Barry, Sow and Nguyen; Janssens ranks sixth.

Belgium # Flemish Region # Walloon Region # Brussels #
1 Peeters 31.657 1 Peeters 28.273 1 Dubois 9.351 1 Diallo 3.672
2 Janssens 29.150 2 Janssens 25.385 2 Lambert 8.524 2 Bah 2.089
3 Maes 24.926 3 Maes 21.779 3 Martin 6.731 3 Barry 1.454
4 Jacobs 19.439 4 Jacobs 16.689 4 Dupont 6.338 4 Sow 1.053
5 Mertens 18.166 5 Willems 15.003 5 Simon 6.177 5 Nguyen 957
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Most common family names in 2018 - Belgium and the Regions (top 10)

Belgium Brussels-Capital Region Flemish Region Walloon Region
1 Peeters 31.816 1 Diallo 3.446 1 Peeters 28.396 1 Dubois 9.421
2 Janssens 29.309 2 Bah 1.951 2 Janssens 25.539 2 Lambert 8.579
3 Maes 25.025 3 Barry 1.376 3 Maes 21.864 3 Martin 6.809
4 Jacobs 19.508 4 Sow 978 4 Jacobs 16.748 4 Dupont 6.375
5 Mertens 18.206 5 Janssens 964 5 Willems 15.066 5 Simon 6.221
6 Willems 18.095 6 Nguyen 932 6 Mertens 15.037 6 Leclercq 6.042
7 Claes 16.144 7 Dubois 898 7 Claes 13.909 7 Dumont 5.983
8 Goossens 15.610 8 Peeters 857 8 Wouters 13.728 8 Laurent 5.630
9 Wouters 15.356 9 Martin 738 9 Goossens 13.420 9 Lejeune 5.416
10 De Smet 13.809 10 Jacobs 722 10 De Smet 12.414 10 Renard 5.381

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