When it comes to last names in Minnesota, German and Scandinavian heritage rules. Stearns County is pretty representative of the state as a whole. Here are the top-ten last names in Stearns County and Minnesota. Are you on the list?

Ten Most Common Last Names in Stearns County

  1. Johnson
  2. Anderson
  3. Meyer
  4. Olson
  5. Nelson
  6. Miller
  7. Peterson
  8. Smith
  9. Schmitz
  10. Schneider

Ten Most Common Last Names in Minnesota

  1. Johnson
  2. Anderson
  3. Nelson
  4. Olson
  5. Peterson
  6. Smith
  7. Larson
  8. Miller
  9. Carlson
  10. Hanson

You can see an expanded list of the most common last names in Stearns County HERE.