Anecdotally, more individualistic cultures (e.g. England) tend to have many last names, while more collectivistic cultures (e.g. Korea) tend to have many common last names (Choi, Lee, etc.).
Is there any large-scale, systematic statistical study of this relationship across countries and over long periods?
Through Googling, I was able to find studies focused on specific countries over specific periods, but nothing systematic across countries and over time. This makes me worried about external validity and thus hope to see more large-scale (meta) studies.
Thank you in advance for the references and thoughts.