Excel - count number of times a value appears in columns

Hello

Please offer in excel, similar to checking for duplicates across two fields in excel with a query), the formula used to count the number of times a cell value (character or numeric) appears in one or more columns.

Example

Column A                     Count
Smith                               2
Smith                               2
Johnson                           4
Williams                           1
Johnson                           4
Johnson                           4
Johnson                           4

Thanks


Thank you
exp vgAsked:
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aikimarkCommented:
Place this formula in B1 (beside the first value in col A)
=COUNTIF($A$1:$A$7,A1)

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ProfessorJimJamMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:
put this in column B and drag down =COUNTIF(A:A,A2)
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
I would say if your data is huge then building a pivot table on it as it will group all your duplicate entries as one entry like it does in sql query and give you that how many times that value is present..

You can find about more details about how to build this kind of pivot from link Here

It gives you step by step instructions about how to build the same and then changing it to count from sum

Saurabh...
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you everyone.
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