38 Most Common American Indian and Alaskan Native Last Names Beginning with W

In this section of the site we have data on the most common American Indian and Alaskan Native last names beginning with W in the United States. These names are taken directly from the most recent census data.

Currently, the most popular American Indian and Alaskan Native last name beginning with W in America is Watchman, with a total count of 940 people who have the surname. The surname Watchman occurs roughly 0 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with W with statistics on the heritage and ancestry of those with the surname.

This list has been compiled using the most recent Census data and we have included only names where at least 60% of people with the name self-identified as "American Indian and Alaskan Native".

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
26067 WATCHMAN 940 13.09% 5.64% 2.98% 72.77% 3.30% 2.23%
37646 WAUNEKA 591 1.52% (S) 0.00% 96.28% (S) 1.35%
38902 WHITEHORSE 567 7.58% 1.59% 0.00% 84.66% 3.88% 2.29%
40371 WHITEEAGLE 542 9.23% 0.00% 0.00% 77.12% 9.23% 4.43%
63218 WERITO 316 1.90% (S) (S) 92.72% (S) 3.48%
71678 WHITEBIRD 272 17.65% (S) (S) 69.12% 8.46% 4.04%
74375 WHITEROCK 260 6.54% (S) (S) 88.08% 2.69% 1.92%
75799 WHITEFEATHER 254 6.69% (S) (S) 81.50% 6.30% 4.33%
79338 WALKINGEAGLE 240 (S) (S) 0.00% 95.83% (S) 0.00%
80926 WASSILLIE 234 (S) 0.00% 0.00% 94.02% 4.27% (S)
81458 WHITEBEAR 232 11.64% 5.17% 0.00% 62.07% 15.09% 6.03%
83834 WHITEWATER 224 23.21% 0.00% 0.00% 60.71% 13.84% 2.23%
88020 WESAW 211 18.01% (S) 0.00% 71.09% 8.06% (S)
95115 WHITEHAWK 192 14.58% (S) (S) 76.04% 6.25% 2.60%
97671 WAUPOOSE 186 4.84% (S) (S) 84.95% 5.38% 4.30%
98982 WILDCAT 183 9.84% (S) (S) 75.41% 13.11% (S)
100302 WHITEHAT 180 (S) 0.00% (S) 95.56% (S) 0.00%
100791 WHITEBULL 179 (S) 0.00% 0.00% 89.39% 7.82% (S)
104602 WHITEWOLF 171 18.13% (S) (S) 69.01% 8.77% 2.92%
106570 WHITEPLUME 167 (S) 0.00% 0.00% 94.61% (S) 2.99%
107669 WHITEEYES 165 3.64% 0.00% (S) 87.88% 5.45% (S)
108734 WAUKAU 163 9.20% 0.00% (S) 79.75% 7.98% (S)
113155 WHITEFACE 155 (S) 0.00% 0.00% 94.19% (S) (S)
115034 WATASHE 152 9.87% (S) (S) 75.66% 9.87% 3.29%
120187 WHITEBUFFALO 144 5.56% (S) 0.00% 85.42% 8.33% (S)
132206 WASSILIE 128 (S) 0.00% 0.00% 92.97% 5.47% (S)
132206 WINDYBOY 128 0.00% (S) 0.00% 96.88% 0.00% (S)
133048 WHITEKILLER 127 25.98% 0.00% 0.00% 61.42% 12.60% 0.00%
136449 WHITESHIELD 123 7.32% (S) 0.00% 79.67% (S) 8.94%
136449 WATAHOMIGIE 123 (S) 0.00% 0.00% 95.93% (S) (S)
140157 WHITEOWL 119 10.92% 0.00% (S) 76.47% 6.72% (S)
149395 WEAHKEE 110 10.91% (S) 0.00% 70.00% (S) 16.36%
152628 WADENA 107 7.48% (S) (S) 68.22% 13.08% 10.28%
154907 WAHNEE 105 18.10% 0.00% 0.00% 67.62% 5.71% 8.57%
156044 WERO 104 12.50% (S) 0.00% 79.81% (S) (S)
157234 WASETA 103 (S) 0.00% 0.00% 89.32% (S) 6.80%
160975 WHITESHIRT 100 (S) (S) 0.00% 83.00% 6.00% 7.00%
160975 WABAUNSEE 100 14.00% 0.00% 0.00% 70.00% 10.00% 6.00%

Table Key

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

  • Rank - The official rank of the name according to the US Census Bureau.
  • 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)

Other Last Name Letters

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Last Names by Ancestry

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White

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Black

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Hispanic

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Asian and Pacific Islander

The links below will let you research Asian and Pacific Islander last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

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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