Most Common U.S. Last Names - Extreme

How many of the top 500 family names in the United States can you name?
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Last updated: October 24, 2020
First submittedApril 13, 2017
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#
Last Name
2,442,977
Smith
1,932,812
Johnson
1,625,252
Williams
1,437,026
Brown
1,425,470
Jones
1,166,120
Garcia
1,161,437
Miller
1,116,357
Davis
1,094,924
Rodriguez
1,060,159
Martinez
1,043,281
Hernandez
874,523
Lopez
841,025
Gonzalez
801,882
Wilson
784,404
Anderson
756,142
Thomas
751,209
Taylor
724,374
Moore
708,099
Jackson
702,625
Martin
693,023
Lee
681,645
Perez
664,644
Thompson
660,491
White
624,252
Harris
612,752
Sanchez
562,679
Clark
557,423
Ramirez
531,781
Lewis
529,821
Robinson
523,129
Walker
484,447
Young
482,607
Allen
465,422
King
458,980
Wright
439,530
Scott
437,813
Torres
437,645
Nguyen
434,827
Hill
433,969
Flores
430,182
Green
427,865
Adams
424,958
Nelson
419,586
Baker
407,076
Hall
391,114
Rivera
386,157
Campbell
384,486
Mitchell
376,966
Carter
376,774
Roberts
365,655
Gomez
360,802
Phillips
355,593
Evans
348,627
Turner
347,636
Diaz
336,221
Parker
334,201
Cruz
332,423
Edwards
329,770
Collins
327,904
Reyes
324,957
Stewart
318,884
Morris
311,777
Morales
308,417
Murphy
302,589
Cook
302,261
Rogers
293,218
Gutierrez
286,899
Ortiz
286,280
Morgan
280,791
Cooper
278,297
Peterson
277,845
Bailey
277,030
Reed
267,394
Kelly
264,826
Howard
263,464
Ramos
262,352
Kim
261,231
Cox
260,464
Ward
259,798
Richardson
252,579
Watson
251,663
Brooks
250,898
Chavez
250,715
Wood
249,379
James
247,599
Bennett
246,116
Gray
242,771
Mendoza
238,234
Ruiz
236,271
Hughes
235,251
Price
233,983
Alvarez
230,420
Castillo
230,374
Sanders
229,973
Patel
229,895
Myers
229,374
Long
229,368
Ross
227,764
Foster
227,118
Jimenez
224,874
Powell
222,653
Jenkins
221,741
Perry
221,558
Russell
220,990
Sullivan
220,599
Bell
219,070
Coleman
218,847
Butler
218,393
Henderson
218,241
Barnes
214,758
Gonzales
214,703
Fisher
212,781
Vasquez
210,182
Simmons
208,614
Romero
208,403
Jordan
205,423
Patterson
204,621
Alexander
201,746
Hamilton
201,159
Graham
200,247
Reynolds
198,406
Griffin
197,276
Wallace
196,925
Moreno
195,818
West
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Last Name
195,289
Cole
194,246
Hayes
192,773
Bryant
192,711
Herrera
190,667
Gibson
188,968
Ellis
188,498
Tran
188,497
Medina
186,512
Aguilar
185,674
Stevens
184,910
Murray
184,832
Ford
184,134
Castro
183,922
Marshall
182,719
Owens
181,091
Harrison
180,842
Fernandez
180,497
Mcdonald
177,425
Woods
177,386
Washington
176,865
Kennedy
176,230
Wells
173,835
Vargas
170,964
Henry
169,580
Chen
169,149
Freeman
168,878
Webb
167,446
Tucker
167,044
Guzman
165,925
Burns
164,457
Crawford
164,035
Olson
163,181
Simpson
163,054
Porter
162,440
Hunter
161,833
Gordon
161,717
Mendez
161,633
Silva
160,400
Shaw
160,262
Snyder
160,213
Mason
159,480
Dixon
158,483
Munoz
158,421
Hunt
158,320
Hicks
156,780
Holmes
156,601
Palmer
155,795
Wagner
154,738
Black
153,666
Robertson
153,469
Boyd
153,397
Rose
153,329
Stone
152,703
Salazar
152,334
Fox
152,147
Warren
151,942
Mills
150,895
Meyer
149,500
Rice
147,034
Schmidt
147,005
Garza
146,570
Daniels
146,426
Ferguson
145,584
Nichols
144,646
Stephens
144,451
Soto
143,837
Weaver
143,452
Ryan
142,894
Gardner
142,601
Payne
142,277
Grant
141,427
Dunn
140,693
Kelley
139,951
Spencer
139,751
Hawkins
138,893
Arnold
138,629
Pierce
138,322
Vazquez
137,977
Hansen
137,513
Peters
137,232
Santos
137,184
Hart
136,720
Bradley
136,713
Knight
135,765
Elliott
135,718
Cunningham
135,187
Duncan
135,044
Armstrong
134,963
Hudson
134,317
Carroll
134,227
Lane
133,872
Riley
133,799
Andrews
133,501
Alvarado
133,171
Ray
132,985
Delgado
132,812
Berry
131,440
Perkins
131,401
Hoffman
131,373
Johnston
131,303
Matthews
130,776
Pena
130,529
Richards
130,164
Contreras
130,152
Willis
129,898
Carpenter
129,699
Lawrence
128,948
Sandoval
128,677
Guerrero
128,625
George
127,939
Chapman
127,794
Rios
127,470
Estrada
127,256
Ortega
127,083
Watkins
126,101
Greene
125,350
Nunez
125,058
Wheeler
124,995
Valdez
124,461
Harper
122,877
Burke
122,587
Larson
122,212
Santiago
121,526
Maldonado
121,130
Morrison
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Last Name
120,621
Franklin
120,552
Carlson
119,706
Austin
119,304
Dominguez
119,076
Carr
119,053
Lawson
118,614
Jacobs
118,557
Obrien
117,708
Lynch
116,749
Singh
116,673
Vega
116,618
Bishop
115,953
Montgomery
115,900
Oliver
115,679
Jensen
115,662
Harvey
114,959
Williamson
114,940
Gilbert
114,030
Dean
113,374
Sims
112,154
Espinoza
112,041
Howell
111,786
Li
111,371
Wong
111,360
Reid
111,144
Hanson
110,967
Le
110,744
Mccoy
110,697
Garrett
110,529
Burton
110,116
Fuller
109,883
Wang
109,433
Weber
108,987
Welch
108,421
Rojas
107,690
Lucas
107,533
Marquez
107,522
Fields
106,696
Park
106,033
Yang
105,936
Little
105,833
Banks
105,365
Padilla
105,091
Day
105,079
Walsh
105,007
Bowman
104,888
Schultz
104,518
Luna
104,515
Fowler
104,057
Mejia
103,930
Davidson
103,418
Acosta
103,318
Brewer
103,306
May
102,538
Holland
101,949
Juarez
101,931
Newman
101,836
Pearson
101,801
Curtis
101,694
Cortez
101,458
Douglas
101,290
Schneider
100,959
Joseph
100,104
Barrett
99,807
Navarro
98,468
Figueroa
98,268
Keller
97,314
Avila
97,040
Wade
96,979
Molina
96,867
Stanley
96,810
Hopkins
96,111
Campos
95,681
Barnett
95,622
Bates
94,988
Chambers
93,944
Caldwell
93,786
Beck
93,678
Lambert
93,628
Miranda
92,904
Byrd
92,507
Craig
92,463
Ayala
92,260
Lowe
92,152
Frazier
91,970
Powers
91,694
Neal
91,475
Leonard
91,384
Gregory
91,129
Carrillo
90,964
Sutton
90,677
Fleming
90,670
Rhodes
90,517
Shelton
90,071
Schwartz
89,796
Norris
89,700
Jennings
89,649
Watts
89,401
Duran
89,376
Walters
89,091
Cohen
88,728
Mcdaniel
88,615
Moran
88,586
Parks
88,230
Steele
88,060
Vaughn
87,859
Becker
87,531
Holt
87,414
Deleon
87,162
Barker
87,000
Terry
86,618
Hale
86,363
Leon
86,240
Hail
86,081
Benson
85,974
Haynes
85,195
Horton
84,942
Miles
84,516
Lyons
84,320
Pham
84,179
Graves
84,018
Bush
83,967
Thornton
83,928
Wolfe
83,781
Warner
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Last Name
83,621
Cabrera
83,616
Mckinney
83,510
Mann
83,265
Zimmerman
83,182
Dawson
83,067
Lara
83,063
Fletcher
82,992
Page
82,950
Mccarthy
82,873
Love
82,458
Robles
82,161
Cervantes
82,146
Solis
82,085
Erickson
81,978
Reeves
81,939
Chang
81,471
Klein
81,156
Salinas
81,006
Fuentes
80,742
Baldwin
80,526
Daniel
80,460
Simon
80,364
Velasquez
80,252
Hardy
79,803
Higgins
79,517
Aguirre
79,508
Lin
79,316
Cummings
79,186
Chandler
78,990
Sharp
78,848
Barber
78,822
Bowen
78,677
Ochoa
78,482
Dennis
78,381
Robbins
78,370
Liu
78,350
Ramsey
78,327
Francis
78,260
Griffith
78,256
Paul
78,026
Blair
77,923
Oconnor
77,652
Cardenas
77,642
Pacheco
77,557
Cross
77,085
Calderon
76,986
Quinn
76,908
Moss
76,897
Swanson
76,664
Chan
76,205
Rivas
76,171
Khan
76,095
Rodgers
75,996
Serrano
75,356
Fitzgerald
75,185
Rosales
75,169
Stevenson
75,143
Christensen
74,949
Manning
74,948
Gill
74,919
Curry
74,816
Mclaughlin
74,737
Harmon
74,542
Mcgee
74,503
Gross
74,458
Doyle
74,324
Garner
74,092
Newton
73,931
Burgess
73,919
Reese
73,854
Walton
73,797
Blake
73,664
Trujillo
73,599
Adkins
73,145
Brady
73,136
Goodman
72,918
Roman
72,625
Webster
72,451
Goodwin
72,357
Fischer
72,328
Huang
72,175
Potter
72,109
Delacruz
71,844
Montoya
71,759
Todd
71,721
Wu
71,717
Hines
71,646
Mullins
71,368
Castaneda
71,286
Malone
71,085
Cannon
71,058
Tate
71,056
Mack
70,502
Sherman
70,362
Hubbard
70,223
Hodges
70,125
Zhang
70,071
Guerra
70,031
Wolf
70,000
Valencia
69,943
Saunders
69,943
Franco
69,879
Rowe
69,834
Gallagher
69,617
Farmer
69,515
Hammond
69,472
Hampton
69,360
Townsend
69,345
Ingram
68,649
Wise
68,373
Gallegos
68,281
Clarke
68,233
Barton
67,977
Schroeder
67,961
Maxwell
67,929
Waters
67,909
Logan
67,893
Camacho
67,769
Strickland
67,704
Norman
67,411
Person
67,338
Colon
67,310
Parsons
67,304
Frank
66,959
Harrington
+11
Level 65
Apr 13, 2017
Wow. I bowed out early, quite an extreme quiz
+5
Level 80
Apr 13, 2017
Yeah, not only an extreme number of answers but there's no easy way to keep track of what you've already guessed since they're not posted alphabetically.
+12
Level ∞
Apr 13, 2017
Its an exercise in brainstorming. I don't recommend anyone use the whole 30 minutes or try to get all 500. Just guess as many as you can and then kick yourself when you see all the obvious ones you missed. I think 50 is a good score.
+2
Level 77
Apr 18, 2017
I'm aiming at 20% at first, but it's annoying to see #6 7 and 15 still missing ...
+5
Level 65
May 27, 2017
I drew blanks so I started going through my facebook list
+3
Level 80
May 27, 2017
I got 119. Picked up Solis (going after Spanish names is a good use of time). Missed Williams.
+3
Level 78
May 27, 2017
I scored 170 the first time. I wouldn't want one of these everyday, but it's a really good way to clear out the cobwebs from the brain storage files, - spring cleaning for the brain. (Or fall cleaning for those of you below the equator.)
+2
Level 74
May 27, 2017
Will people score any better with the added clue of the answers in alphabetic order?
+3
Level 43
Jun 1, 2017
I went the whole 30 minutes and got 96--but only FOUR of the top ten and 11 of the top 25, so that's not good.
+1
Level 80
Jul 17, 2019
This time I got to 107 before getting bored and throwing in the towel. I still had over 11 minutes left at that point.
+1
Level 46
Apr 13, 2017
Intense!
+1
Level 82
Apr 14, 2017
163 my first try. I managed to forget four presidents names, but at least I remembered to try my own; no joy.
+5
Level 54
Apr 14, 2017
Lewis and Clark are right next to each other, which I find oddly poetic.
+1
Level 67
May 31, 2017
I came to the comments because I saw that. I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoyed finding it
+1
Level 81
Aug 28, 2020
As are Alexander Hamilton, Ryan Howard and Beck Hanson.
+1
Level 88
Oct 27, 2020
And Mason and Dixon. I was doing pretty well until I got to that line.
+1
Level 88
Apr 14, 2017
strange, took the test twice, over 200 each time, but I think because the time is so long my sign in timed out, so my score did not count and JetPunk had me at Level 1
+3
Level ∞
Apr 28, 2017
Should be fixed now. I had to change a setting on the server to prevent a session from timing out after 24 minutes.
+1
Level 82
Apr 28, 2017
Just tried it again and same thing happened. It logged me out even though my name and level are still showing in the top right corner of the screen.
+1
Level 82
Apr 30, 2017
Seems to work. Awesome!
+1
Level 74
May 1, 2017
Spelling: O'Connor, O'Brien. DeLeon is more usual, although there are a few Deleons.
+1
Level 37
May 31, 2017
Variations invariable occur when someone marries into the family and seeks to "Americanize" the name for their own convenience. No way we allowed it in our family!
+3
Level 24
May 27, 2017
So many people with ski on the end of their last name, but the first part varies so much that there aren't really any on here
+5
Level 54
May 27, 2017
As a Norwegian I'm more than happy with 74, even though I missed quite a few obvious ones like Miller and Jones. I got a lot of the -son's though because of Norwegian family names. Fun quiz, 5 stars!
+1
Level 45
May 27, 2017
Lol. Just try using everyone you know at school's last name. With a school with only 2 grades and 1,200 kids you can get a lot!
+1
Level 37
May 27, 2017
Gave up when i had 9 mins left i got 13%
+3
Level 65
May 28, 2017
I'd like to thank Pulp Fiction for helping me get "Vega".
+4
Level 24
May 28, 2017
Got 303. Not bad.
+1
Level 41
May 30, 2017
116/500 hard!
+4
Level 16
Jun 2, 2017
These extreme quizzes are my favourite, not only does it test my knowledge but also my ability to procrastinate work
+1
Level 66
Jun 24, 2017
Tougher than expected, especially with the many possible Latin American surnames.
+3
Level 51
Jul 19, 2017
Took me 3 mos but i got them all!!!
+5
Level 71
Aug 11, 2017
I became obsessed with this quiz
+1
Level 73
Aug 17, 2017
This is a great quiz. I thought I'd kick A on it but I only got 140/500. A real challenge! I'll rest my brain awhile and try it again soon.
+1
Level 49
Feb 24, 2018
yeah I got 122 and I gave up with like 10 minutes left. I looked on facebook and typed in athletes, and former gfs and classmates and stuff. I got tired of it maybe some other time haha
+1
Level 55
Aug 22, 2017
Great quiz, but needs more time.
+3
Level 73
Dec 1, 2017
101726 : May... followed by 101676 : Day !
+3
Level 81
Jul 21, 2018
Holy crap, you aren't kidding.
+3
Level 60
Aug 14, 2018
Tell the truth- this was a killer.
+3
Level 34
Sep 15, 2018
51. Mostly getting points for Spanish surnames and -son surnames
+3
Level 65
Jul 17, 2019
That was a lot. Plus I missed a few obvious ones but hey 226 isn't bad and I quit after like 6 minutes.
+1
Level 21
Oct 27, 2019
49 on my first attempt. missed Lee
+1
Level 42
Nov 7, 2019
OMG I got them all!!!! lol JK I'm not spending 30mins on this
+2
Level 36
Jan 14, 2020
168/500. I got Williams but not Williamson. SMH
+2
Level 73
Feb 13, 2020
Wow, if all the Smiths lived together in Smithville they'd be the fourth largest city in the U.S.
+1
Level 61
Aug 26, 2020
If it’s city proper...
+1
Level 56
May 5, 2020
Thanks Quizmaster for providing the ultimate procrastination task... I just scored 201/500. Guess what I'll spend the next few hours doing (while I'm supposed to be working) :D
+1
Level 67
Aug 26, 2020
I got 125 first try (I'm from Malaysia). Kept guessing new names until the last few seconds.
+1
Level 58
Aug 26, 2020
Shouldn't Oconnor be spelt O'Connor?
+1
Level 44
Aug 27, 2020
Why, Why, Why would I try this quiz? It looked to be overwhelming and I really have better things to do with my time, right? I tried it. This had to be frustrating at best for those trying to rack their brains to come up with names past the most common ones. I started out briefly by trying to think of the last names of classmates in fourth grade. I remembered Jones, Moore, Pickett, Foust, Moore, Williams, Wright, Young, Erwin, Street, Sherod, Slade, Whittaker, Fuller, Cousins, Reeves, Oakley, McCray, Barrett. BTW I was in fourth grade 50 years ago.
+1
Level 59
Aug 27, 2020
Second time got 125. Missed a couple I thought I had already guessed like Martinez and Perez. Missed number 6. Tried Bing but not Chandler.
+1
Level 56
Aug 28, 2020
I called it quits after 60 names and 18 minutes left. In hindsight, many of these names I recognised. I’m happy that I got the least common answer on this quiz, due to a former teacher.
+1
Level 58
Aug 28, 2020
105 on my first try, not great but not bad either. BTW I absolutely love quizzes about names.
+1
Level 78
Oct 25, 2020
140 (28%). Got Figueroa (14%) but missed Taylor (76%) and Miller. QM is right. You look at the list of names you missed and you kick yourself.