MOST of us know someone with the surname Jones or Smith, they are two of the most common surnames in the country.

In fact, Smith is the most common surname in Essex, followed by Brown and Jones.

But how many Smiths are there in Essex? And how popular is your surname?

The website Forebears has listed the top 50 most common surnames in the county.

Some are obvious, but there may be some surnames in the list which surprise you.

You can search for your own name through the table, too.

These are the 50 most common surnames in Essex. 

(The table may take a few seconds to load on Android devices, so bear with us.)