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Hispanic Last Names in the US

Can you guess the most common last names of Hispanics in the United States? To make it easier, we give you the first letter as a clue.
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#
Letter
Last Name
779,000
G
746,000
R
711,000
M
663,000
H
569,000
L
562,000
G
448,000
P
405,000
S
#
Letter
Last Name
364,000
R
296,000
T
284,000
F
270,000
R
240,000
G
230,000
D
202,000
R
200,000
M
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Letter
Last Name
199,000
C
198,000
O
197,000
G
171,000
C
165,000
R
164,000
G
161,000
R
153,000
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Answer Stats
# Hispanics
Last Name
% Correct
Your %
+1
level 45
Aug 18, 2012
i just thought of last names of hispanic baseball players and got 12
+1
level 40
Aug 15, 2013
I was doing the same thing but only managed 11
+1
level 28
Oct 7, 2014
i did the same thing and after the fact realized there are baseball players for every one except maybe just owner arte moreno for that one. i still did terrible.
+1
level 65
Aug 5, 2017
Omar Moreno - great base stealer for the Pirates in the late '70s.
+1
level 65
Mar 7, 2018
I tried that too, but it didn't help much cause I soon realized that the only baseball player I know is Babe Ruth...
+1
level 29
Aug 22, 2012
Names ending in -es are Portuguese, not Hispanic.
+2
level 42
Aug 28, 2012
Let the U.S. Census Bureau know. ;-)
+2
level 29
Sep 8, 2012
I couldn't care less about other countries' goverments opinions. I'm just telling you this fact because many of you don't know it.
+1
level 47
Nov 15, 2012
No they're not. "Torres, Flores, Reyes, Morales, Ramos"...Those are actual words in Spanish. Maybe you're right for Gonzales, but not the others.
+2
level 68
Jan 7, 2013
I've heard similar things said about Spanish surnames, i.e., Quiñónes is Puerto Rican, while Quiñónez is Mexican. I'm not so sure it's that cut-and-dried. And Hernán Cortés was certainly Spanish, so I doubt the Spanish/Portuguese distinction works either.
+1
level 39
May 27, 2015
He's not right with Gonzales either. Perhaps there is a portuguese influence in the name, causing -ez to become -es. But the equivalent name in Portuguese is Gonçalves (from Gonçalo). Not Gonzales (from Gonzalo).
+1
level 73
Jan 12, 2013
We don't know it because it's not true.
+1
level 30
Feb 17, 2013
Portugal is included in the countries classed as 'hispanic' "comprised the Iberian Peninsula including the modern states of Andorra, Portugal, and Spain and the British Crown Dependency of Gibraltar. "
+1
level 34
Jan 2, 2018
as someone with the last name Valdés, I can assure you that my last name is, in fact, Spanish in origin.
+1
level 73
Jan 12, 2013
I'm sure if I had taken this test 10 years ago when I worked in ER registration I would have got 100% easy.
+1
level 8
Dec 5, 2013
I know 1-37 by heart I get 100% easily on this quiz
+1
level 45
Jan 3, 2014
no Valenzuela?
+1
level 79
May 14, 2015
Just looked, and Valenzuela is number 118 in the list, just under 40k.
+1
level 65
Aug 5, 2017
But #1 in many Dodger fans' hearts.
+1
level 46
Jul 19, 2014
How in the hell Santiago NOT on this list.
+1
level 79
May 14, 2015
Santiago is currently #57, with about 80,000 people.
+1
level 73
Aug 5, 2017
I know. Where in the world are all those Santiagos?
+1
level 44
Aug 5, 2017
I am here... but the last name Santiago is common in the Caribbean - especially PR and DR - not the rest of Latin America. Since this reflects USA, you won't find it there.
+1
level 71
Aug 5, 2017
I think, in many Latin American countries, Santiago is more common as given name than as surname.
+2
level 73
Feb 16, 2018
I think Carmen spells her name Sandiego, Kal.
+1
level 48
Jun 16, 2016
As a pro cycling and soccer fan, I was just writing down all the Spanish cyclists and soccer players I know, it got me a 29/30. Good score but my way of thinking had nothing to do with the question ;-)
+1
level 59
Oct 6, 2016
Completely and totally blanked. Tried a bunch of baseball players, but few of them actually worked.
+1
level 73
Jan 6, 2017
No Fernandez is unbelievable.
+1
level ∞
Apr 11, 2017
Fernandez is #39.
+1
level ∞
Apr 11, 2017
Smith is #127.
+1
level 76
Aug 5, 2017
Typing hispanic names of football players in Europe got me quite a few.
+1
level 45
Aug 6, 2017
That was much harder than I expected it to be.
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