Special Report

The 50 Most Common Last Names in America

Source: Matthew Becker / Wikimedia Commons

45. Hall
> Occurrences per 100,000 people: 138.0
> Total occurrences: 407,076
> Growth since 2000: -16.3%
> Heritage: England

Source: MC2 Erica R. Gardner, USN / Wikimedia Commons

44. Baker
> Occurrences per 100,000 people: 142.2
> Total occurrences: 419,586
> Growth since 2000: 1.5%
> Heritage: England

Source: Bob Jagendorf / Wikimedia Commons

43. Nelson
> Occurrences per 100,000 people: 144.1
> Total occurrences: 424,958
> Growth since 2000: 3.0%
> Heritage: Sweden

Source: White House research / Wikimedia Commons

42. Adams
> Occurrences per 100,000 people: 145.1
> Total occurrences: 427,865
> Growth since 2000: 3.5%
> Heritage: England

Source: Mike Douglas Show/ Wikimedia Commons

41. Green
> Occurrences per 100,000 people: 145.8
> Total occurrences: 430,182
> Growth since 2000: 3.9%
> Heritage: England, Ireland

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