Most popular surnames in the US by state

Most popular surnames in the US by state

The most popular surnames in the US and Europe

Smith, Johnson, Miller, Jones, Williams, and Anderson are the most popular surnames in the US No surprise, but there some regional differences across the country, as seen in this map:

Virginia and Maryland have the same top three names, Smith, Johnson and James. In California and New Mexico the top three names are Hispanic and two out of top three names in Texas also Hispanic. Williams is among the top three names in almost all southern states.  Brown is a popular surname in the northeast.  Only in Massachusetts is the name Sullivan in the top three thanks to their large Irish population.  Smith is the dominant name across the country, including Alaska.

Most common surnames in the US as of 2010.

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

My surname, Martin, may not be number one in the US but it is in France:

 

 

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