100 Most Common 12 Letter Last Names in the U.S.

In this section of the site we have data on the most common 12 letter last names in the United States. These names are taken directly from the most recent census data.

Currently, the most popular 12 letter last name in America is Christiansen, with a total count of 19,340 people who have the surname. The surname Christiansen occurs roughly 6 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common 12 letter surnames with statistics on the heritage and ancestry of those with the surname.

Click any of the names in the table below to find out more about the origin, meaning, and ancestry of each last name.

Rank Name Count White Black API AIAN 2+ Races Hispanic
1854 CHRISTIANSEN 19,340 93.69% 0.44% 0.73% 0.95% 1.37% 2.82%
2492 HIGGINBOTHAM 14,489 88.91% 6.34% 0.43% 0.33% 1.79% 2.19%
3001 CHRISTIANSON 11,951 94.34% 0.38% 0.54% 0.71% 1.66% 2.36%
3430 WESTMORELAND 10,399 77.00% 18.45% 0.33% 0.61% 1.75% 1.87%
4002 STUBBLEFIELD 8,878 72.32% 21.68% 0.35% 0.77% 1.98% 2.89%
4483 JEANBAPTISTE 7,915 0.97% 94.04% 0.21% 0.13% 2.50% 2.15%
5009 CARRASQUILLO 7,015 5.60% 1.33% 0.16% 0.07% 0.33% 92.52%
6310 WEATHERSPOON 5,409 14.05% 80.09% 0.18% 0.18% 3.42% 2.07%
6814 BRECKENRIDGE 4,949 75.39% 18.04% 0.55% 0.69% 3.17% 2.16%
6989 MERRIWEATHER 4,793 5.24% 88.52% 0.23% 0.27% 3.92% 1.82%
7078 STRINGFELLOW 4,730 70.95% 23.45% 0.66% 0.87% 2.43% 1.65%
7191 EICHELBERGER 4,647 80.40% 15.84% 0.41% 0.17% 1.27% 1.92%
7198 MIDDLEBROOKS 4,643 41.44% 54.06% 0.15% 0.69% 2.28% 1.38%
8639 HOLLINGSHEAD 3,807 92.07% 3.02% 0.47% 0.45% 1.86% 2.13%
8834 VAILLANCOURT 3,709 96.01% 0.30% 0.35% 0.16% 1.56% 1.62%
9186 KLINGENSMITH 3,551 96.85% 0.17% 0.39% 0.14% 0.87% 1.58%
9330 LINGENFELTER 3,491 96.36% 0.23% 0.46% 0.43% 0.97% 1.55%
9506 FREDERICKSON 3,419 94.27% 0.99% 0.64% 0.20% 1.61% 2.28%
9552 HETHERINGTON 3,403 89.66% 5.11% 0.53% 0.35% 1.85% 2.50%
9940 OSHAUGHNESSY 3,246 95.32% 0.52% (S) (S) 1.20% 2.37%
9964 THROCKMORTON 3,238 94.35% 2.84% 0.28% 0.22% 0.93% 1.39%
9976 FEATHERSTONE 3,234 69.08% 25.17% 0.56% 0.62% 2.07% 2.50%
10636 SCHERMERHORN 3,011 94.22% 0.90% 0.86% 0.30% 1.33% 2.39%
10769 COLLINSWORTH 2,962 93.52% 2.36% 0.51% 0.78% 1.11% 1.72%
11086 KLEINSCHMIDT 2,863 95.53% 0.28% 0.56% 0.24% 1.47% 1.92%
12602 LICHTENSTEIN 2,456 95.28% 0.24% 0.53% 0.00% 1.02% 2.93%
13214 VANDERLINDEN 2,313 93.90% (S) 0.99% (S) 1.38% 3.33%
13214 PAPADOPOULOS 2,313 95.55% (S) 0.35% (S) 0.91% 2.85%
13883 VANDENHEUVEL 2,176 96.05% 0.32% 0.51% 0.55% 1.33% 1.24%
14082 SCHOENBERGER 2,136 94.99% (S) 0.51% (S) 1.54% 2.39%
14264 WETHERINGTON 2,101 93.81% 0.76% 0.90% 0.52% 1.86% 2.14%
14349 WOLFENBARGER 2,085 95.20% (S) (S) 1.53% 1.29% 1.49%
14409 RAMACHANDRAN 2,074 1.64% 0.29% 95.66% 0.43% 1.74% 0.24%
14443 FENSTERMAKER 2,069 96.76% 0.24% 0.24% 0.29% 1.11% 1.35%
14893 GARCIAGARCIA 1,987 1.61% (S) (S) (S) 0.00% 97.89%
14920 STARKWEATHER 1,984 92.89% 0.50% 1.01% 0.66% 2.17% 2.77%
15681 HEFFELFINGER 1,861 96.08% (S) 0.48% (S) 1.18% 1.83%
16457 ROTHENBERGER 1,747 95.71% (S) (S) 0.52% 0.74% 2.35%
16462 BENNINGFIELD 1,746 93.41% 1.78% 0.57% 0.29% 1.89% 2.06%
16536 ANDRZEJEWSKI 1,736 96.43% (S) 0.58% (S) 0.86% 1.84%
16616 FAULKENBERRY 1,726 94.67% 0.70% 0.58% 0.93% 1.27% 1.85%
16802 FLECKENSTEIN 1,699 95.70% 0.53% (S) (S) 1.06% 2.18%
16900 CHARLESWORTH 1,685 94.12% 0.59% 0.30% 0.83% 2.02% 2.14%
17005 GILDERSLEEVE 1,671 80.67% 14.60% 0.42% 0.48% 2.15% 1.68%
17087 BHATTACHARYA 1,661 2.77% (S) 93.56% (S) 2.59% 0.60%
17135 COURTEMANCHE 1,654 96.37% (S) 0.42% (S) 1.27% 1.63%
17311 DELAHOUSSAYE 1,635 72.35% 20.49% 0.31% 0.86% 2.57% 3.43%
17455 FREDERICKSEN 1,615 94.43% 0.74% 0.37% 0.37% 2.17% 1.92%
17495 BUENAVENTURA 1,611 4.28% (S) 65.80% (S) 2.79% 26.82%
17541 KLOPFENSTEIN 1,604 96.07% 0.31% 1.31% 0.31% 1.06% 0.94%
17888 SHUTTLEWORTH 1,563 94.31% 1.92% 0.58% 0.32% 1.22% 1.66%
17921 BEDDINGFIELD 1,560 89.55% 6.73% (S) (S) 1.54% 1.60%
17958 SCHIEFELBEIN 1,556 96.14% (S) 0.45% (S) 0.96% 2.19%
17975 JEANFRANCOIS 1,554 1.09% 93.82% (S) (S) 2.38% 2.12%
18786 WEISENBERGER 1,459 95.61% (S) 0.48% (S) 1.51% 1.99%
18888 MILTENBERGER 1,446 95.30% 1.04% 0.35% 1.04% 0.97% 1.31%
18971 SCHNEIDERMAN 1,438 97.01% (S) 0.63% 0.00% (S) 2.09%
19189 SANTIESTEBAN 1,415 5.30% 0.35% (S) (S) (S) 94.06%
19341 PFANNENSTIEL 1,399 97.93% (S) (S) 0.00% 0.36% 1.36%
19456 RAMAKRISHNAN 1,389 1.87% (S) 96.33% 0.43% 1.15% (S)
19513 SCHRECENGOST 1,384 96.60% (S) 0.36% (S) 1.52% 1.23%
19614 GOLDSBOROUGH 1,375 67.93% 25.31% 0.58% 0.51% 3.42% 2.25%
19834 BREITENSTEIN 1,355 94.61% 0.66% 0.59% 0.37% 0.81% 2.95%
19933 DUNKELBERGER 1,346 96.06% (S) 0.59% (S) 1.41% 1.34%
20529 FRANKENFIELD 1,292 97.06% (S) 0.62% (S) 0.93% 1.08%
20750 VANDERMEULEN 1,274 96.00% (S) (S) (S) 1.57% 1.88%
20910 SOLLENBERGER 1,260 97.70% 0.56% (S) (S) 0.79% 0.63%
21019 KELLENBERGER 1,251 93.53% (S) 1.12% (S) 0.48% 4.64%
21019 ELLINGSWORTH 1,251 93.53% (S) 0.64% (S) 1.68% 3.52%
21260 HERSCHBERGER 1,233 98.86% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.65% (S)
21260 TURRUBIARTES 1,233 1.87% (S) (S) 0.00% 0.00% 98.05%
21360 VANDERHEYDEN 1,226 95.76% (S) 1.14% (S) 1.06% 1.55%
21470 DELOSANGELES 1,217 3.20% (S) 20.46% (S) 2.14% 73.62%
21583 BALAKRISHNAN 1,209 2.98% (S) 94.54% 0.41% 1.57% (S)
21686 GOLEMBIEWSKI 1,201 96.17% 0.75% (S) (S) 0.83% 2.00%
22421 MAZURKIEWICZ 1,148 95.56% (S) (S) 0.78% 1.05% 1.83%
22770 CLINKENBEARD 1,125 91.02% (S) (S) 2.67% 2.31% 3.29%
22924 HIGGINBOTTOM 1,116 70.07% 26.16% (S) (S) 1.97% 1.34%
22944 VASCONCELLOS 1,115 69.24% 4.39% 4.13% 0.63% 7.89% 13.72%
23414 MCGILLICUDDY 1,086 95.30% (S) 0.46% (S) 2.03% 1.84%
23457 STEINBRECHER 1,084 96.03% (S) 0.55% (S) 0.55% 2.68%
23804 LOPEZRAMIREZ 1,062 2.07% (S) (S) 0.00% (S) 97.18%
23837 LAUDENSLAGER 1,060 96.04% (S) 0.85% (S) 1.23% 1.60%
24012 SCHWARTZKOPF 1,050 95.71% (S) (S) 0.67% 1.24% 1.52%
24137 SCHOENFELDER 1,042 95.87% (S) 0.58% (S) 1.15% 1.63%
24174 DAUGHENBAUGH 1,040 95.87% (S) (S) (S) 1.73% 1.83%
24201 STANISZEWSKI 1,038 95.47% (S) (S) (S) 0.77% 3.28%
24305 STRITTMATTER 1,032 96.90% (S) 0.68% (S) 0.87% 1.26%
24404 POFFENBERGER 1,026 96.10% (S) 0.49% (S) 1.17% 1.46%
24446 EICHENBERGER 1,024 94.53% (S) 0.59% (S) 1.86% 2.54%
24446 HICKENBOTTOM 1,024 67.29% 26.95% 0.49% 0.49% 2.05% 2.73%
24466 RAMIREZLOPEZ 1,023 0.68% 0.49% (S) (S) 0.00% 98.44%
24499 SCHELLENBERG 1,021 92.16% (S) 1.37% (S) 0.78% 5.29%
25020 WATTENBARGER 993 95.07% (S) (S) 1.11% 1.71% 1.91%
25403 WITHERINGTON 974 96.51% (S) 0.82% (S) (S) 1.44%
25459 MCCONNAUGHEY 971 91.97% 3.19% (S) (S) 2.06% 1.75%
25659 LOPEZSANCHEZ 961 1.77% (S) (S) 0.00% 0.00% 97.81%
25975 HOOPINGARNER 945 95.24% (S) (S) (S) 1.59% 2.43%
25989 MEISENHEIMER 944 92.80% 0.00% 0.74% 0.85% 2.86% 2.75%
26212 DEBENEDICTIS 933 93.78% 0.54% (S) (S) 1.82% 3.54%

Table Key

To help you understand the above table, below is a description of each column and what it represents.

  • Count. Number of occurrences: Estimate of the number of people with the surname in the United States. (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy.
  • White. Non-Hispanic White Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic white" (race)
  • Black. Non-Hispanic Black Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic black" (race)
  • API. Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander" (race)
  • AIAN. Non-Hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native" (race)
  • 2+ Races. Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic two or more races" (race)
  • Hispanic. Hispanic Origin: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "Hispanic origin" (race)

How Many 12 Letter Last Names Are There?

According to the most recent U.S. Census data, there are 1,545 unique 12-letter surnames.

The table above includes the top 100 names that are 12 letters long, and they are sorted by the rank given by the Census Bureau for how common each name is.

Wherever possible, we have also provided data for each name in the list on the ethnicity/ancestry of that surname.

Other Last Name Lengths

Our database contains names ranging in length from 2 to 15 letters. To find out more information about last names of different lengths you can use the following links:

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Decennial Census survey, from the United States Census Bureau.

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