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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.
Hint: Think especially of names ending in -ez (and -es).
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First submittedJuly 12, 2012
Last updatedApril 11, 2017
Times taken27,145
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#
Letter
Last Name
779,000
G
Garcia
746,000
R
Rodriguez
711,000
M
Martinez
663,000
H
Hernandez
569,000
L
Lopez
562,000
G
Gonzalez
448,000
P
Perez
405,000
S
Sanchez
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Letter
Last Name
364,000
R
Ramirez
296,000
T
Torres
284,000
F
Flores
270,000
R
Rivera
240,000
G
Gomez
230,000
D
Diaz
202,000
R
Reyes
200,000
M
Morales
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Letter
Last Name
199,000
C
Cruz
198,000
O
Ortiz
197,000
G
Gutierrez
171,000
C
Chavez
165,000
R
Ramos
164,000
G
Gonzales
161,000
R
Ruiz
153,000
A
Alvarez
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level 39
Aug 18, 2012
i just thought of last names of hispanic baseball players and got 12
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level 51
Aug 15, 2013
I was doing the same thing but only managed 11
+5
level 63
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...
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level 29
Aug 22, 2012
Names ending in -es are Portuguese, not Hispanic.
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level 38
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.
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level 56
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.
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level 71
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.
+3
level 77
Jan 12, 2013
We don't know it because it's not true.
+3
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.
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level 77
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.
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level 8
Dec 5, 2013
I know 1-37 by heart I get 100% easily on this quiz
+2
level 64
Oct 6, 2016
Completely and totally blanked. Tried a bunch of baseball players, but few of them actually worked.
+2
level 77
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 78
Aug 5, 2017
Typing hispanic names of football players in Europe got me quite a few.
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level 48
Aug 6, 2017
That was much harder than I expected it to be.
+1
level 37
May 26, 2019
Same.