Last Name BEGAY


Meaning Not available
Origin Native American

Rank 2,066 (2000 US census) 1,897 (1990 US census)
Count 16,076 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 1.59%, or 256 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 0.3%, or 48 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.24%, or 39 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 94.98%, or 15269 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.51%, or 243 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.37%, or 220 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

Celebrity last names

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

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