US Surnames That Have Become More Common

These names have increased in popularity from 1990 to 2010 by the greatest percentage. Thinking about changes in immigration to the US over time may help you think of some of the answers. The first letter is given as a clue.
Data from US Census Bureau and tabulated at behindthename.com.
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Percent Increase
FI
Surname
+2,915%
H
Hail
+2.476%
B
Beil
+252%
P
Person
+123%
K
Kaur
+111%
Z
Zhang
+93.4%
L
Li
+81.6%
A
Ahmed
+66.3%
A
Ali
+64.4%
L
Liu
+63.1%
K
Khan
+62.9%
V
Vazquez
+62.6%
W
Wang
+61.8%
H
Huang
+61.1%
L
Lin
+60.7%
S
Singh
+60.7%
C
Chen
+59.2%
B
Bautista
+59.2%
V
Velazquez
+58.5%
P
Patel
+57.8%
P
Portillo
+56.5%
W
Wu
+56.4%
M
Mejia
+56.0%
P
Pineda
+55.1%
L
Lu
+54.1%
S
Shah
+53.4%
C
Cortes
+53.4%
B
Benitez
+51.2%
B
Bravo
+50.6%
G
Guevara
+50.1%
Z
Zavala
+49.9%
E
Escobar
+49.8%
T
Trejo
+48.6%
V
Vang
+48.4%
R
Rojas
+48.2%
J
Juarez
+48.2%
A
Alfaro
+48.0%
P
Peralta
+47.9%
V
Ventura
+47.8%
B
Bonilla
+47.7%
H
Hernandez
+47.6%
A
Aguilar
+46.7%
D
Delacruz
Percent Increase
FI
Surname
+46.5%
R
Rosales
+46.3%
C
Cabrera
+46.0%
Y
Yang
+45.5%
O
Orozco
+44.9%
P
Palacios
+44.7%
R
Rosas
+44.6%
C
Cruz
+44.3%
Z
Zuniga
+44.2%
J
Jimenez
+44.0%
M
Mendoza
+43.8%
S
Salgado
+43.5%
F
Fuentes
+43.4%
M
Mendez
+43.4%
Y
Yu
+43.4%
A
Arias
+43.3%
R
Ramirez
+43.3%
B
Beltran
+43.3%
L
Le
+43.3%
M
Morales
+43.2%
A
Arellano
+42.9%
E
Esquivel
+42.7%
A
Avalos
+42.5%
M
Murillo
+42.5%
S
Sosa
+42.5%
D
Dominguez
+42.4%
A
Alvarado
+42.4%
C
Cervantes
+42.4%
X
Xiong
+42.3%
H
Huerta
+41.8%
M
Magana
+41.5%
T
Tapia
+41.4%
E
Espinoza
+41.3%
M
Meza
+41.1%
N
Nguyen
+41.1%
G
Guzman
+40.9%
C
Calderon
+40.9%
I
Ibarra
+40.7%
C
Corona
+40.7%
G
Gonzalez
+40.7%
L
Lopez
+40.7%
P
Pham
+40.6%
P
Phan
Percent Increase
FI
Surname
+40.6%
C
Contreras
+40.5%
B
Barajas
+40.2%
V
Vargas
+40.1%
V
Villegas
+40.1%
V
Vu
+40.0%
P
Ponce
+39.9%
V
Valencia
+39.8%
S
Suarez
+39.7%
C
Castaneda
+39.6%
R
Rivas
+39.6%
C
Choi
+39.5%
P
Perez
+39.5%
B
Barrera
+39.3%
A
Avila
+39.3%
V
Villalobos
+39.3%
A
Andrade
+39.2%
C
Castillo
+39.2%
L
Leon
+39.1%
L
Lara
+39.0%
R
Rubio
+39.0%
A
Ayala
+39.0%
M
Mora
+39.0%
N
Nunez
+38.9%
S
Sanchez
+38.8%
V
Villanueva
+38.8%
F
Flores
+38.7%
G
Gomez
+38.6%
S
Santos
+38.6%
A
Alvarez
+38.6%
C
Camacho
+38.5%
T
Tran
+38.5%
D
Dejesus
+38.4%
M
Miranda
+38.3%
S
Santana
+38.2%
C
Castro
+38.1%
M
Molina
+38.1%
M
Marin
+38.1%
E
Enriquez
+38.1%
D
Diaz
+38.1%
M
Maldonado
+38.0%
S
Serrano
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