There are lots of ways in which you are unique, could be your hair color, your eye color, or any number of personal preferences. Last names are also what can make us unique.  You might know plenty people with your first name but your last is what separates you from them.

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A website I recently stumbled across can show us just how common last names are in the state of Montana.  You can check out the site yourself, it's called Forebears.  There are a lot of fun things you can play around with on that site. Find out the tallest, or shortest people by name.  Find out the most popular Republican or Democrat name, both first and last. That's just the tip of the iceberg with what you can do on this site.

You could easily spend an afternoon avoiding doing any work while on this site.  I'm not saying that's what I did, just that you could do it if you wanted. *wink wink*

Montana Surnames

When it comes to last names in Montana, there might not be a lot of surprises regarding the top two surnames. What was surprising to me was where the rest of Montana last names ranked across America. Not only does the site give you the top names in the state, it also shows where they rank in America.  Two of the top 10 names in Montana don't even rank in the top 30 in America.

We even have a couple last names that fall outside of the top 200 last names in America. Just one more reason that Montana is a very unique state.

Check out the gallery below for the twenty-five most popular surnames in Montana, along with their definition and where they rank in America.

What are the most popular last names in Montana?

How popular is your last name in the state of Montana? We've got the list for you to see here.

Gallery Credit: Nick Northern

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

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