My last name is not “famous” (though a prominent author titled a novel after my last name). It’s a rather unusual last name, especially in the USA. It’s more common in England (where a lot of my relatives reside). I’ve never met a person with my same last name (unless they’re related to me). I’ve gotten a few emails from others around the globe, though.
Way back when, I snatched up my last name as a domain name. (I use it as a family site, nothing spectacular.) I was approached about a year later by a guy in England who wanted to buy it—he needed it for his business. I refused. (Hey—you snooze, you lose! I like my domain name!) So he bought the .net and .org extensions of the domain name, but so often his customers get confused and send email to me instead (forgetting that I have the .com extension, not this guy’s business). I get strange, strange emails. Usually business related emails. People sending me “contracts” for business deals, strange attachments. Very odd.
Sorry, that was a bit of a tangent there.