Meaning Not available
Origin Jewish, Spanish, Filipino, Chilean, Falkland, Maltese, Hungarian, Guam

Rank 175 (2000 US census) 266 (1990 US census)
Count 140,786 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 5.6%, or 7884 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 0.37%, or 521 total occurrences, as black,
  • 1.01%, or 1422 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.68%, or 957 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 0.41%, or 577 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 91.93%, or 129425 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Scottish surnames

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American Surnames

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