Does anybody know if there are downloadable databases of last names per country?

E.g. this one: https://www.cbgfamilienamen.nl/nfb/achtergrond.php?actie=help contains 314.000 last names in the Netherlands, but there is no download link.

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If you have not already done so, try looking at the Forebears website. It has a page of the common surnames for most countries. This is a link to the page for the Netherlands and you should just be able to copy the data from there with a cut and paste.

  • there are 983 names in the first page. Even if I would copy and paste around 300.000 times how would i go to the 2nd page ? This is the same list as i also linked (see bottom). See this IS the question: is there instead of a top 100 list somewhere the file itself they use .
    – edelwater
    Sep 19, 2021 at 12:33
  • For the US there is more to find e.g. drupal.org/project/namedb but I can not find one for the Netherlands.
    – edelwater
    Sep 19, 2021 at 12:43
  • I know the database is owned by cbg.nl so i think i will email them. (dutch centre for family history research)
    – edelwater
    Sep 19, 2021 at 12:46

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