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Thursday, May 4, 2017

100 Most Common Black American Surnames (Last Names) From the 2000 US Census

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post excerpts information from a chart entitled "Most common last names for Blacks in the U.S." which was compiled by information that was gleaned from the 2000 United States census chart entitled "

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Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/05/50-most-common-african-american.html for a related pancocojams post entitled "50 Most Common African American Surnames (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (1992-2001)"

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Pancocojams Editor:
Please note that this is an adapted form of the chart that is found online. In addition to the categories given below, the complete chart includes a total of 1998 surnames, and also includes two additional categories: "Number of occurrences among people self-identifying as 'black' and "U.S. total occurrences."

100 MOST COMMON BLACK AMERICAN SURNAMES (LAST NAMES)
"The following is a list of the most common surnames for people who self-identified as "Black" in America during the 2000 Census. The data, which may include people who identified themselves as African-American, African, or other ethnic or racial groups, is derived from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

LAST NAME/ SURNAME
Surname rank among blacks
% of people with surname self-identifying as 'black'
U.S. Rank

WILLIAMS: 1; 46.7%; 3

JOHNSON: 2; 33.8%; 2

SMITH: 3, 22.2%, 1

JONES: 4; 37.7%; 5

BROWN: 5; 34.5%; 4

JACKSON: 6; 53.0%; 18

DAVIS: 7, 30.8%; 7

THOMAS: 8; 38.2%; 14

HARRIS: 9; 41.6%; 24

ROBINSON: 10; 44.1%; 27

TAYLOR: 11; 27.7%; 13

WILSON: 12; 25.3%; 10

MOORE: 13; 26.9%; 16

WHITE: 14; 27.4%; 20

LEWIS: 15; 33.8%; 26

WALKER: 16; 34.2%; 28

GREEN: 17; 36.2%; 37

WASHINGTON: 18; 89.9%; 138

THOMPSON: 19; 22.5%; 19

ANDERSON: 20; 18.1%; 12

SCOTT: 21; 32.3%; 36

CARTER: 22, 35.0%; 46

WRIGHT: 23; 27.4%; 34

MILLER: 24; 10.4%; 6

HILL: 25; 28.4%; 41

ALLEN: 26; 25.1%; 32

MITCHELL: 27; 31.5%; 44

YOUNG: 28; 23.8%; 31

LEE: 29;17.4%; 22

MARTIN: 30; 15.3%; 17

CLARK: 31; 18.5%: 25

TURNER 32; 29.3%: 49

HALL: 33; 20.7%; 30

KING: 34; 22.0%; 35

EDWARDS: 35; 30.2%; 53

COLEMAN: 36; 43.8%; 102

JAMES: 37; 38.1%; 80

EVANS: 38; 25.0%; 48

BELL: 39; 31.8%; 67

RICHARDSON: 40; 32.8%; 74

ADAMS: 41; 19.2%; 39

BROOKS: 42; 32.7%; 77

PARKER: 43; 24.1%; 51

JENKINS: 44; 36.0%; 95

STEWART 45; 23.8%; 54

HOWARD: 46; 28.7%; 70

CAMPBELL: 47; 19.1%; 43

SIMMONS: 48; 35.3%; 103

SANDERS: 49; 31.9%; 88

HENDERSON: 50; 33.2%; 101

COLLINS: 51; 21.7%; 52

COOPER: 52; 25.3%; 64

WATSON: 53; 26.9%; 76

BUTLER: 54; 30.8%; 98

ALEXANDER: 55; 33.2%; 111

BRYANT: 56; 34.7%; 120

NELSON: 57; 14.9%; 40

MORRIS: 58; 19.3%; 56

BARNES: 59; 28.2%; 99

JORDAN: 60; 30.1%; 105

REED: 61; 22.0%; 65

WOODS: 62; 34.7%; 133

DIXON: 63; 38.2%; 156

ROBERTS: 64; 15.9%; 45

GRAY: 65; 24.4%; 79

PHILLIPS: 66; 16.4%; 47

GRIFFIN: 67; 29.8%; 114

BAKER: 68; 13.6%; 38

POWELL: 69; 26.0%; 91

BAILEY: 70; 21.1%; 66

FORD: 71; 31.4%; 124

HOLMES: 72; 36.5%; 161

BANKS: 73; 54.2%; 278

DANIELS: 74; 37.8%; 180

ROSS: 75; 23.7%; 89

ROGERS: 76; 17.7%; 61

PERRY: 77; 24.4%; 97

FOSTER: 78; 23.2%; 87

PATTERSON: 79; 25.7%; 104

HUNTER: 80; 32.3%; 153

OWENS: 81; 27.9%; 126

GRANT: 82; 36.6%; 192

MARSHALL: 83; 26.4%; 125

HENRY: 84; 28.8%; 142

MORGAN: 85; 16.5%; 62

PRICE: 86; 19.8%; 84

WALLACE: 87; 23.7%; 113

WARD: 88; 17.8%; 71

HAYES: 89; 24.0%; 117

BOYD: 90; 29.9%; 164

FREEMAN: 91; 27.5%; 140

GRAHAM: 92; 22.7%; 108

HAMILTON: 93; 22.7%; 107

FRANKLIN: 94; 37.8%; 236

HAWKINS: 95; 32.1%; 191

GORDON: 96; 27.2%; 151

SIMS: 97; 39.1%; 254

HARRISON: 98; 23.8%; 128

ELLIS: 99; 22.6%, 121

KELLY: 100; 15.5%; 69

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1 comment:

  1. I decided to publish this adapted "chart" about surname rankings in the United States after publishing a pancocojams post about Elmore James' Blues song "The Sky Is Crying"*. That post also features a cover of that song by Etta James (no relation to Elmore James). Actually, Elmore James' last name is a stage name and Etta James' name was formed by her first name "Jamesetta".

    However, my curiosity about whether the last name "James" was more common among Black Americans than other Americans resulted in this pancocojams post on 100 most common Black American surnames. (As noted in that chart, the last name "James" ranks as #30 among Black Americans and #80 among the total number of Americans.)

    Here's the link for that pancocojams post about Elmore James' "The Sky Is Crying": https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/05/two-examples-of-blues-song-sky-is

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