Hungarian Magyar

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We want to collect as many Magyar DNA samples as possible. We want to figure out how the people with Magyar surnames relate to neighbouring ethnic groups, does some special Magyar DNA features exist or not. Because of the relatively low income level in Hungary, donations from overseas Hungarians are more than welcome. A side-project is to find out more about small villages where interesting results can be taken. Now testing Szentpéterszeg in Southern Bihar is the priority, where the "nearly Native American" Q1a3 haplogroup was already found. Another priority is testing the isolated Csík area in Transylvania where several very interesting haplogroups were found (N1b, N1c1, Q1a2).
Here is a list of the fifty most common Hungarian (Magyar) Surnames with their English equivalents (in case of first names, no translation is indicated) 
Az 50 leggyakoribb magyar vezetéknév listája az angol megfelelőikkel (keresztnevek esetén nincs fordítás):

1 Nagy (= Big, Grand)
2 Kovách, Kovács, Kováts (= Smith)
3 Tot, Tót, Toth, Tóth, Totth, Tótth (= Slovak, Slovene)
4 Szabo, Szabó (= Taylor)
5 Horvát, Horváth (= Croatian)
6 Kis, Kiss (= Small, Little)
7 Varga, Vargha (= Leatherer)
8 Molnár (= Miller)
9 Német, Németh (= German)
10 Farkas (= Wolf)
11 Pap, Papp (= Priest)
12 Balog, Balogh (=Left-handed)
13 Takách, Takács, Takácz, Takáts (= Weaver)
14 Juhász (= Shepherd)
15 Mészáros (= Butcher)
16 Szöcs, Szőcs, Szöts, Szőts, Szücs, Szűcs, Szüts, Szűts (= Furrier)
17 Simon
18 Gaál, Gál, Gáll
19 Fekete (= Black)
20 Veres, Veress, Vörös, Vöröss, Weöres, Weress (= Red)
21 Szalai, Szalay
22 Biro, Biró, Bíró (= Judge / Sherriff)
23 Szilágyi
24 Török (= Turkish)
25 Bodnár, Bognár (= Cooper)
26 Hegedüs, Hegedûs
27 Rác, Rácz, Rátz (= Serb)
28 Fehér (= White)
29 Oláh (= Romanian)
30 Pintér (= Cooper)
31 Balázs
32 Kocsis (= Driver)
33 Fodor
34 Vég, Végh, Vig, Víg, Vigh, Vígh (= Happy)
35 Vas, Vass (= Iron)
36 Sipos, Sípos, Siposs (= Whistler)
37 Orbán, Urbán
38 Lukács, Lukáts
39 Király (= King)
40 Kathona, Katona (= Soldier)
41 Marton, Márton
42 Hajdu, Hajdú (= type of a Hussar)
43 Somogyi
44 Lakatos (= Locksmith)
45 Gulyás (= Stockman / Herder)
46 Fazakas, Fazekas (= Potter)
47 László
48 Fülöp
49 Kelemen
50 Boros, Boross (= Winemaker)