100 Most Common 8 Letter Last Names in the U.S.

In this section of the site we have data on the most common 8 letter last names in the United States. These names are taken directly from the most recent census data.

Currently, the most popular 8 letter last name in America is Williams, with a total count of 1,625,252 people who have the surname. The surname Williams occurs roughly 550 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common 8 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
3 WILLIAMS 1,625,252 45.75% 47.68% 0.46% 0.82% 2.81% 2.49%
10 MARTINEZ 1,060,159 5.28% 0.49% 0.60% 0.51% 0.22% 92.91%
13 GONZALEZ 841,025 4.03% 0.35% 0.38% 0.14% 0.13% 94.97%
15 ANDERSON 784,404 75.17% 18.93% 0.61% 0.74% 2.11% 2.44%
23 THOMPSON 664,644 69.78% 23.57% 0.57% 1.22% 2.37% 2.49%
30 ROBINSON 529,821 48.70% 44.93% 0.46% 0.53% 2.77% 2.61%
47 CAMPBELL 386,157 73.66% 20.47% 0.53% 0.71% 2.13% 2.49%
48 MITCHELL 384,486 61.02% 32.50% 0.48% 1.04% 2.50% 2.47%
52 PHILLIPS 360,802 76.69% 17.09% 0.58% 1.03% 2.17% 2.44%
71 PETERSON 278,297 84.39% 10.09% 0.66% 0.74% 1.72% 2.40%
93 CASTILLO 230,420 4.92% 0.72% 3.04% 0.59% 0.46% 90.26%
105 SULLIVAN 220,990 87.73% 7.13% 0.60% 0.57% 1.59% 2.39%
111 GONZALES 214,758 9.83% 0.99% 3.80% 0.76% 0.56% 84.06%
119 HAMILTON 201,746 70.21% 23.71% 0.54% 0.80% 2.29% 2.45%
121 REYNOLDS 200,247 81.08% 13.21% 0.52% 0.71% 2.02% 2.45%
139 MARSHALL 183,922 66.03% 27.51% 0.58% 0.96% 2.34% 2.58%
141 HARRISON 181,091 68.66% 24.45% 0.52% 1.39% 2.27% 2.70%
143 MCDONALD 180,497 76.65% 17.28% 0.55% 0.78% 2.01% 2.73%
156 CRAWFORD 164,457 68.56% 25.65% 0.49% 0.75% 2.30% 2.24%
188 FERGUSON 146,426 74.83% 19.19% 0.60% 0.62% 2.23% 2.53%
190 STEPHENS 144,646 73.90% 20.31% 0.46% 0.67% 2.12% 2.54%
219 ALVARADO 133,501 4.29% 0.33% 0.53% 0.23% 0.20% 94.42%
225 JOHNSTON 131,373 91.62% 2.41% 0.68% 0.83% 1.84% 2.62%
226 MATTHEWS 131,303 63.37% 30.67% 0.62% 0.58% 2.36% 2.39%
228 RICHARDS 130,529 78.67% 14.86% 0.66% 1.04% 1.96% 2.81%
232 LAWRENCE 129,699 68.87% 24.65% 0.74% 0.93% 2.30% 2.50%
233 SANDOVAL 128,948 5.29% 0.21% 0.55% 1.77% 0.25% 91.93%
234 GUERRERO 128,677 4.55% 0.33% 2.20% 0.22% 0.43% 92.27%
248 SANTIAGO 122,212 5.41% 1.31% 4.50% 0.14% 0.58% 88.06%
250 MORRISON 121,130 79.11% 14.82% 0.61% 0.98% 1.99% 2.49%
251 FRANKLIN 120,621 54.38% 38.76% 0.54% 0.83% 2.78% 2.70%
271 ESPINOZA 112,154 4.03% 0.23% 0.38% 0.27% 0.17% 94.91%
301 DAVIDSON 103,930 84.38% 10.08% 0.65% 0.65% 1.88% 2.35%
316 FIGUEROA 98,468 4.93% 0.84% 1.00% 0.15% 0.26% 92.82%
326 CHAMBERS 94,988 65.70% 28.50% 0.45% 0.58% 2.29% 2.47%
327 CALDWELL 93,944 68.05% 26.18% 0.42% 0.74% 2.32% 2.29%
340 CARRILLO 91,129 5.13% 0.24% 0.68% 0.36% 0.24% 93.33%
345 SCHWARTZ 90,071 95.93% 0.44% 0.57% 0.21% 0.96% 1.89%
347 JENNINGS 89,700 70.87% 23.06% 0.70% 0.66% 2.25% 2.45%
352 MCDANIEL 88,728 76.18% 18.35% 0.43% 0.64% 2.05% 2.35%
373 THORNTON 83,967 67.42% 27.08% 0.46% 0.62% 2.34% 2.06%
377 MCKINNEY 83,616 68.84% 25.18% 0.40% 0.88% 2.37% 2.34%
382 FLETCHER 83,063 72.86% 20.92% 0.58% 0.74% 2.30% 2.60%
384 MCCARTHY 82,950 92.29% 3.25% 0.68% 0.27% 1.27% 2.24%
389 ERICKSON 82,085 95.05% 0.37% 0.65% 0.57% 1.44% 1.92%
403 CUMMINGS 79,316 72.52% 19.66% 0.72% 2.33% 2.32% 2.45%
404 CHANDLER 79,186 74.49% 19.63% 0.60% 0.68% 2.20% 2.40%
414 GRIFFITH 78,260 83.93% 10.40% 0.55% 0.67% 1.88% 2.56%
418 CARDENAS 77,652 4.59% 0.28% 1.02% 0.20% 0.21% 93.70%
421 CALDERON 77,085 4.95% 0.56% 1.53% 0.16% 0.25% 92.55%
448 TRUJILLO 73,664 8.39% 0.21% 0.29% 1.63% 0.35% 89.14%
458 DELACRUZ 72,109 3.86% 0.40% 16.77% 0.19% 1.54% 77.24%
475 VALENCIA 70,000 5.32% 0.50% 3.28% 1.21% 0.46% 89.23%
476 SAUNDERS 69,943 67.39% 26.12% 0.57% 0.72% 2.57% 2.62%
483 TOWNSEND 69,360 67.70% 26.42% 0.47% 0.79% 2.25% 2.38%
486 GALLEGOS 68,373 7.66% 0.19% 0.47% 0.49% 0.29% 90.89%
503 BUCHANAN 66,648 77.40% 17.00% 0.59% 0.57% 2.01% 2.43%
557 SHEPHERD 60,479 78.64% 15.94% 0.54% 0.89% 1.95% 2.04%
558 BAUTISTA 60,264 3.16% 0.27% 18.23% 0.28% 1.27% 76.80%
563 MCKENZIE 59,595 64.64% 28.63% 0.69% 0.74% 2.28% 3.03%
571 PETERSEN 58,480 93.42% 1.33% 0.76% 0.44% 1.55% 2.51%
576 HOLLOWAY 58,040 58.27% 36.07% 0.40% 0.61% 2.53% 2.12%
596 WHITAKER 56,616 70.71% 24.33% 0.46% 0.45% 2.02% 2.03%
603 MELENDEZ 56,230 4.96% 0.99% 0.48% 0.22% 0.26% 93.08%
605 ROBERSON 56,180 51.34% 42.78% 0.38% 0.52% 2.74% 2.23%
609 COPELAND 55,850 65.85% 28.28% 0.46% 0.71% 2.39% 2.31%
628 BRADFORD 54,015 64.77% 29.10% 0.51% 0.64% 2.48% 2.50%
637 ATKINSON 53,376 79.31% 13.96% 0.55% 0.55% 1.73% 3.90%
670 CISNEROS 50,920 4.58% 0.20% 0.20% 0.12% 0.17% 94.73%
677 GARRISON 50,686 83.09% 11.02% 0.50% 0.83% 2.09% 2.48%
682 CALLAHAN 50,524 89.80% 5.28% 0.60% 0.53% 1.55% 2.23%
687 ARELLANO 50,104 4.49% 0.10% 2.61% 0.28% 0.39% 92.12%
702 MCDOWELL 49,217 69.70% 24.86% 0.48% 0.62% 2.09% 2.25%
705 HUMPHREY 49,056 71.31% 23.21% 0.45% 0.67% 2.10% 2.26%
716 VILLEGAS 48,599 3.97% 0.29% 3.24% 0.24% 0.39% 91.88%
747 STAFFORD 46,394 79.14% 15.07% 0.48% 0.93% 2.16% 2.23%
767 JACOBSON 44,808 94.66% 0.40% 0.76% 0.53% 1.47% 2.18%
786 MCINTYRE 43,842 78.51% 16.27% 0.54% 0.43% 1.93% 2.32%
789 PALACIOS 43,798 4.28% 0.40% 0.87% 0.15% 0.24% 94.05%
791 BARTLETT 43,648 90.56% 3.71% 0.66% 0.65% 1.82% 2.60%
795 ODONNELL 43,460 95.10% 0.47% 0.56% 0.27% 1.22% 2.38%
797 BROWNING 43,329 87.47% 7.28% 0.43% 0.70% 1.83% 2.28%
818 BRADSHAW 42,465 78.07% 16.42% 0.45% 0.57% 2.16% 2.34%
819 MCINTOSH 42,379 69.76% 23.80% 0.55% 1.08% 2.50% 2.30%
837 ENRIQUEZ 41,271 4.04% 0.55% 7.92% 0.42% 0.56% 86.51%
839 QUINTERO 41,158 4.21% 0.37% 0.42% 0.75% 0.16% 94.09%
840 RANDOLPH 41,129 55.87% 37.71% 0.47% 0.70% 2.88% 2.37%
841 SCHAEFER 41,063 95.05% 0.46% 0.68% 0.35% 1.31% 2.16%
850 BENJAMIN 40,590 49.04% 41.58% 2.49% 0.90% 2.61% 3.38%
860 MCMILLAN 40,237 67.96% 25.64% 0.59% 1.27% 2.40% 2.15%
896 ESPINOSA 38,667 7.73% 0.43% 3.50% 0.33% 0.36% 87.65%
901 FRIEDMAN 38,374 96.05% 0.41% 0.60% 0.13% 0.94% 1.88%
908 CLEMENTS 38,044 84.86% 9.92% 0.50% 0.62% 1.85% 2.25%
910 DELAROSA 37,932 5.21% 0.59% 4.58% 0.28% 0.49% 88.85%
914 PORTILLO 37,890 4.13% 0.45% 0.39% 0.17% 0.11% 94.76%
923 QUINTANA 37,657 8.20% 0.29% 1.06% 1.09% 0.31% 89.05%
925 ESQUIVEL 37,578 4.12% 0.15% 0.68% 0.16% 0.21% 94.66%
934 RICHMOND 37,053 71.72% 22.84% 0.53% 0.47% 2.22% 2.22%
938 SHEPPARD 36,960 67.37% 26.79% 0.47% 0.78% 2.03% 2.56%
944 WOODWARD 36,764 89.74% 4.80% 0.62% 0.68% 1.80% 2.36%

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 8 Letter Last Names Are There?

According to the most recent U.S. Census data, there are 25,184 unique 8-letter surnames.

The table above includes the top 100 names that are 8 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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