What Are Some Common Last Names?

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Some common last names in the United States include Smith, Williams, Jones, Miller, Garcia, Rodriguez, Thomas and Lee. About 1 in 25 Americans have the last name Williams, Brown, Jones, Smith, Miller, Johnson or Davis, based on results from the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Census states that there are approximately 2,376,206 people with the last name Smith. The increasing Hispanic population has increased the number of people with Latino names, including Garcia, Martinez and Rodriguez. The growing Asian population has also seen an increase in Asian last names, such as Lee, which is also common in Korea and China. Lee and its variants are often said to be the world’s most common last name.