Meaning Not available
Origin Not available

Rank 2,398 (2000 US census) 2,503 (1990 US census)
Count 13,847 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 95.99%, or 13292 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 0.72%, or 100 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.36%, or 50 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.45%, or 62 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.12%, or 155 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.36%, or 188 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...

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