Meaning Not available
Origin Jewish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Austrian, Belgian, Hungarian

Rank 3,888 (2000 US census) 4,680 (1990 US census)
Count 8,391 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 96.31%, or 8081 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 0.25%, or 21 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.56%, or 47 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.32%, or 27 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.22%, or 102 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.35%, or 113 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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...

Scottish surnames

Scottish last names divide themselves into two classes: Highland and Lowland.
In very few instances the names were considered before the eleventh century. They became significantly better known only since the thirteen century.
Just like English and other last n...

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...

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