What’s The Most Common Last Name In Your State?

December 29, 2017

If your surname is Smith, you are sharing it with nearly 3,000,000 people in the US and possibly thousands of people in your state alone. Some surnames are disproportionately common across the country, although there are some interesting differences among regions. View the table below and discover the most common surname in your state.

AlabamaSmithWilliamsJohnson
AlaskaSmithJohnsonWilliams
ArizonaSmithJohnsonGarcia
ArkansasSmithWilliamsJohnson
CaliforniaGarciaHernandezLopez
ColoradoSmithJohnsonMartinez
ConnecticutSmithJohnsonBrown
DelawareSmithJohnsonBrown
FloridaSmithWilliamsJohnson
GeorgiaSmithWilliamsJohnson
HawaiiLeeWongKim
IdahoSmithJohnsonAnderson
IllinoisSmithJohnsonWilliams
IndianaSmithMillerJohnson
IowaSmithWilliamsJohnson
KansasSmithJohnsonMiller
KentuckySmithJohnsonJones
LouisianaWilliamsSmithJohnson
MaineSmithBrownJohnson
MarylandSmithJohnsonJones
MassachusettsSmithJohnsonSullivan
MichiganSmithJohnsonWilliams
MinnesotaJohnsonAndersonNelson
MississippiSmithWilliamsJohnson
MissouriSmithJohnsonWilliams
MontanaSmithJohnsonAnderson
NebraskaJohnsonSmithMiller
NevadaSmithJohnsonGarcia
New HampshireSmithBrownJohnson
New JerseySmithWilliamsJohnson
New MexicoMartinezGarciaChavez
New YorkSmithWilliamsBrown
North CarolinaSmithWilliamsJohnson
North DakotaJohnsonAndersonOlson
OhioSmithMillerJohnson
OklahomaSmithJohnsonWilliams
OregonSmithJohnsonMiller
PennsylvaniaSmithMillerWilliams
Rhode IslandSmithBrownJohnson
South CarolinaSmithWilliamsBrown
South DakotaJohnsonAndersonSmith
TennesseeSmithJohnsonJones
TexasGarciaSmithMartinez
UtahSmithJohnsonAnderson
VermontSmithBrownJohnson
VirginiaSmithJohnsonJones
WashingtonSmithJohnsonAnderson
West VirginiaSmithMillerJohnson
WisconsinJohnsonSmithAnderson
WyomingSmithJohnsonMiller

Smith, Johnson, and Williams may be the most common surnames nationwide, but flipping through the white pages in Hawaii, Kim, Wong, and Lee are the surnames you are most likely to encounter. The frequency of certain surnames depends on the population, which is why Martinez is more common than Smith in New Mexico and Garcia is the most common surname in Texas.

What's The Most Common Last Name

If your surname is among the ones listed in the table, it may be fun to discover just how many people who share the same surname have more in common with you than you think. If you are considering one of our top-ranked ancestry DNA tests, get ready for some surprising revelations.

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