Most Common Last Names, 2010

Although Smith remains the most common surname in America, seven Hispanic names rank in the top 30 most common surnames in the nation. In addition, the latest Census Bureau data found that the number of Hispanics living in the U.S. increased 43% from 2000 to 2010.

The surname Lee also made the top 25—ranked number 22 in the country—indicating a continuing rise in the Asian American population.

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Rank Name Occurrences
1. Smith 2,376,206
2. Johnson 1,857,160
3. Williams 1,534,042
4. Brown 1,380,145
5. Jones 1,362,755
6. Miller 1,127,803
7. Davis 1,072,335
8. Garcia 858,289
9. Rodriguez 804,240
10. Wilson 783,051
11. Martinez 775,072
12. Anderson 762,394
13. Taylor 720,370
14. Thomas 710,696
15. Hernandez 706,372
16. Moore 698,671
17. Martin 672,711
18. Jackson 666,125
19. Thompson 644,368
20. White 639,515
21. Lopez 621,536
22. Lee 605,860
23. Gonzalez 597,718
24. Harris 593,542
25. Clark 548,369
26. Lewis 509,930
27. Robinson 503,028
28. Walker 501,307
29. Perez 488,521
30. Hall 473,568
NOTE: Based on 2010 Census data. Numbers are rounded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

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