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For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Most Popular Surnames in the United States

Press Release Number CB16-TPS.154

DEC. 15, 2016 — Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the country’s 1,000 most common surnames by race and Hispanic origin and those that occurred 100 or more times in the 2010 Census.

The graphics show the top 15 most popular surnames and those with the largest increase and rank. Additionally, the Random Samplings blog discusses trends gathered from the tabulations.

Visit the Census Bureau’s Genealogy page to see frequently occurring surnames from previous censuses.


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