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Greyhound Killer Bore Canada`s Most Common Surname: "Li"
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August 05, 2008, 11:48 PM
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Several blog entries  about the gruesome decapitation on the Canadian bus have already been posted, more will likely follow.

I`d just like to point out that the murderer, Vince Weiguang Li, already bears Canada`s most common surname.

That`s right. The most common Canadian surname in Canada is no longer Smith, nor is it Johnson, nor Brown, nor even a French surname such as Gagnon or Tremblay.

As I pointed out in my recent surnames article the most common surname in Canada is now Li.

That was discovered in a 2006 survey of telephone directories. (See "Common Surnames", CBC News, July 26th, 2007)

As for Smith, it`s now the second most common surname in Canada, while the third most common is Lam. In Vancouver, Smith has fallen to #8 and Wong is #1. In Calgary and Edmonton, however, Smith is still #1.