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List of Most Popular Last Names

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Wondering how common your last name is? Is it one of the most common in America? Luckily the U.S. census publishes a list periodically that discloses the most common last names in the country (just U.S. citizens are counted). Below we’ll have a clean text list of the 150 most common last names in the U.S. (as of 2010). Beneath that list we’ll include a list of just how common those names are.

150 Most Common Last Names In America

As promised, below is a clean text list of the most common last names in the U.S. beginning with Smith which, by 500,000 people, is the most common last name in America. Beneath this section we’ll include the same list in tabular form along with the frequency in total numbers.

SMITH
JOHNSON
WILLIAMS
BROWN
JONES
GARCIA
MILLER
DAVIS
RODRIGUEZ
MARTINEZ
HERNANDEZ
LOPEZ
GONZALEZ
WILSON
ANDERSON
THOMAS
TAYLOR
MOORE
JACKSON
MARTIN
LEE
PEREZ
THOMPSON
WHITE
HARRIS
SANCHEZ
CLARK
RAMIREZ
LEWIS
ROBINSON
WALKER
YOUNG
ALLEN
KING
WRIGHT
SCOTT
TORRES
NGUYEN
HILL
FLORES
GREEN
ADAMS
NELSON
BAKER
HALL
RIVERA
CAMPBELL
MITCHELL
CARTER
ROBERTS
GOMEZ
PHILLIPS
EVANS
TURNER
DIAZ
PARKER
CRUZ
EDWARDS
COLLINS
REYES
STEWART
MORRIS
MORALES
MURPHY
COOK
ROGERS
GUTIERREZ
ORTIZ
MORGAN
COOPER
PETERSON
BAILEY
REED
KELLY
HOWARD
RAMOS
KIM
COX
WARD
RICHARDSON
WATSON
BROOKS
CHAVEZ
WOOD
JAMES
BENNETT
GRAY
MENDOZA
RUIZ
HUGHES
PRICE
ALVAREZ
CASTILLO
SANDERS
PATEL
MYERS
LONG
ROSS
FOSTER
JIMENEZ
POWELL
JENKINS
PERRY
RUSSELL
SULLIVAN
BELL
COLEMAN
BUTLER
HENDERSON
BARNES
GONZALES
FISHER
VASQUEZ
SIMMONS
ROMERO
JORDAN
PATTERSON
ALEXANDER
HAMILTON
GRAHAM
REYNOLDS
GRIFFIN
WALLACE
MORENO
WEST
COLE
HAYES
BRYANT
HERRERA
GIBSON
ELLIS
TRAN
MEDINA
AGUILAR
STEVENS
MURRAY
FORD
CASTRO
MARSHALL
OWENS
HARRISON
FERNANDEZ
MCDONALD
WOODS
WASHINGTON
KENNEDY
WELLS

Most Common Last Names In Tabular Form

As promised, below is the same list of last names, only in tabular form and including the rank and the total number of people with that last name as counted by the U.S. census. The last year these numbers were available was 2010, so be sure you have the most updated numbers when referencing this list for any formal research, academic or journal article.

SURNAME RANK FREQUENCY (COUNT)
SMITH 1 2,442,977
JOHNSON 2 1,932,812
WILLIAMS 3 1,625,252
BROWN 4 1,437,026
JONES 5 1,425,470
GARCIA 6 1,166,120
MILLER 7 1,161,437
DAVIS 8 1,116,357
RODRIGUEZ 9 1,094,924
MARTINEZ 10 1,060,159
HERNANDEZ 11 1,043,281
LOPEZ 12 874,523
GONZALEZ 13 841,025
WILSON 14 801,882
ANDERSON 15 784,404
THOMAS 16 756,142
TAYLOR 17 751,209
MOORE 18 724,374
JACKSON 19 708,099
MARTIN 20 702,625
LEE 21 693,023
PEREZ 22 681,645
THOMPSON 23 664,644
WHITE 24 660,491
HARRIS 25 624,252
SANCHEZ 26 612,752
CLARK 27 562,679
RAMIREZ 28 557,423
LEWIS 29 531,781
ROBINSON 30 529,821
WALKER 31 523,129
YOUNG 32 484,447
ALLEN 33 482,607
KING 34 465,422
WRIGHT 35 458,980
SCOTT 36 439,530
TORRES 37 437,813
NGUYEN 38 437,645
HILL 39 434,827
FLORES 40 433,969
GREEN 41 430,182
ADAMS 42 427,865
NELSON 43 424,958
BAKER 44 419,586
HALL 45 407,076
RIVERA 46 391,114
CAMPBELL 47 386,157
MITCHELL 48 384,486
CARTER 49 376,966
ROBERTS 50 376,774
GOMEZ 51 365,655
PHILLIPS 52 360,802
EVANS 53 355,593
TURNER 54 348,627
DIAZ 55 347,636
PARKER 56 336,221
CRUZ 57 334,201
EDWARDS 58 332,423
COLLINS 59 329,770
REYES 60 327,904
STEWART 61 324,957
MORRIS 62 318,884
MORALES 63 311,777
MURPHY 64 308,417
COOK 65 302,589
ROGERS 66 302,261
GUTIERREZ 67 293,218
ORTIZ 68 286,899
MORGAN 69 286,280
COOPER 70 280,791
PETERSON 71 278,297
BAILEY 72 277,845
REED 73 277,030
KELLY 74 267,394
HOWARD 75 264,826
RAMOS 76 263,464
KIM 77 262,352
COX 78 261,231
WARD 79 260,464
RICHARDSON 80 259,798
WATSON 81 252,579
BROOKS 82 251,663
CHAVEZ 83 250,898
WOOD 84 250,715
JAMES 85 249,379
BENNETT 86 247,599
GRAY 87 246,116
MENDOZA 88 242,771
RUIZ 89 238,234
HUGHES 90 236,271
PRICE 91 235,251
ALVAREZ 92 233,983
CASTILLO 93 230,420
SANDERS 94 230,374
PATEL 95 229,973
MYERS 96 229,895
LONG 97 229,374
ROSS 98 229,368
FOSTER 99 227,764
JIMENEZ 100 227,118
POWELL 101 224,874
JENKINS 102 222,653
PERRY 103 221,741
RUSSELL 104 221,558
SULLIVAN 105 220,990
BELL 106 220,599
COLEMAN 107 219,070
BUTLER 108 218,847
HENDERSON 109 218,393
BARNES 110 218,241
GONZALES 111 214,758
FISHER 112 214,703
VASQUEZ 113 212,781
SIMMONS 114 210,182
ROMERO 115 208,614
JORDAN 116 208,403
PATTERSON 117 205,423
ALEXANDER 118 204,621
HAMILTON 119 201,746
GRAHAM 120 201,159
REYNOLDS 121 200,247
GRIFFIN 122 198,406
WALLACE 123 197,276
MORENO 124 196,925
WEST 125 195,818
COLE 126 195,289
HAYES 127 194,246
BRYANT 128 192,773
HERRERA 129 192,711
GIBSON 130 190,667
ELLIS 131 188,968
TRAN 132 188,498
MEDINA 133 188,497
AGUILAR 134 186,512
STEVENS 135 185,674
MURRAY 136 184,910
FORD 137 184,832
CASTRO 138 184,134
MARSHALL 139 183,922
OWENS 140 182,719
HARRISON 141 181,091
FERNANDEZ 142 180,842
MCDONALD 143 180,497
WOODS 144 177,425
WASHINGTON 145 177,386
KENNEDY 146 176,865
WELLS 147 176,230
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