138 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with J

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

Currently, the most popular Black last name beginning with J in America is Jefferson, with a total count of 55,179 people who have the surname. The surname Jefferson occurs roughly 18 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with J 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 "Black".

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
615 JEFFERSON 55,179 17.45% 74.24% 0.40% 1.90% 3.54% 2.47%
1703 JEAN 21,140 22.89% 70.28% 1.89% 0.35% 2.04% 2.54%
4483 JEANBAPTISTE 7,915 0.97% 94.04% 0.21% 0.13% 2.50% 2.15%
6876 JEANLOUIS 4,891 1.29% 93.76% 0.10% 0.22% 2.11% 2.51%
7500 JILES 4,441 29.75% 62.98% 0.11% 0.92% 3.38% 2.86%
8305 JEANPIERRE 3,990 2.21% 91.95% (S) (S) 2.21% 3.26%
8653 JEMISON 3,797 24.10% 69.34% 0.47% 1.32% 3.32% 1.45%
10935 JULES 2,911 8.73% 83.79% 0.45% 0.58% 3.13% 3.33%
10951 JAMA 2,907 4.06% 92.78% (S) (S) 1.17% 1.34%
11572 JARMON 2,717 26.24% 65.11% 0.74% 0.26% 4.01% 3.64%
12238 JALLOH 2,542 0.51% 96.46% (S) (S) 1.53% 1.06%
14299 JELKS 2,093 14.19% 80.27% 0.33% 0.43% 2.72% 2.05%
15625 JEANTY 1,870 4.17% 89.79% 0.37% 0.27% 2.83% 2.57%
16926 JEANCHARLES 1,681 0.89% 93.58% (S) (S) 1.61% 3.27%
17975 JEANFRANCOIS 1,554 1.09% 93.82% (S) (S) 2.38% 2.12%
18596 JANVIER 1,482 11.07% 83.87% 0.47% 0.00% 1.35% 3.24%
19416 JEANJACQUES 1,392 1.01% 94.04% (S) (S) 2.44% 1.94%
21144 JEUNE 1,242 12.80% 83.25% 0.00% 0.56% 2.01% 1.37%
22892 JOLIVETTE 1,118 23.08% 65.38% 0.63% 0.63% 5.90% 4.38%
24702 JEUDY 1,010 0.89% 91.68% 0.69% 0.59% 2.28% 3.86%
27331 JALLOW 884 4.30% 91.52% (S) (S) 2.60% 0.90%
27707 JEANPHILIPPE 868 0.69% 94.70% (S) (S) 2.30% 2.07%
28023 JIGGETTS 855 1.64% 92.87% (S) (S) 3.51% 1.17%
28525 JUPITER 836 16.87% 76.79% (S) (S) 2.27% 3.35%
29064 JUSTE 816 3.06% 91.05% (S) (S) 1.84% 2.94%
29626 JUNIOUS 795 1.64% 93.08% (S) (S) 3.14% 1.89%
29947 JEANMARIE 784 8.42% 84.57% (S) (S) 2.68% 3.57%
31033 JEMMOTT 748 14.04% 70.45% 0.00% 0.94% 2.41% 12.17%
31554 JEANGILLES 733 1.50% 92.22% (S) (S) 1.09% 4.64%
31754 JEANPAUL 727 3.85% 88.31% (S) (S) 2.89% 4.40%
36426 JENIFER 614 10.75% 82.90% (S) (S) 2.93% 2.77%
39773 JUDON 552 14.49% 78.80% (S) (S) 1.99% 4.35%
42455 JEANNOT 511 16.63% 73.97% (S) (S) 1.17% 8.02%
43811 JUNIEL 492 4.88% 85.77% (S) (S) 2.24% 6.71%
43969 JOSIAH 490 14.69% 66.33% (S) (S) 7.35% 5.71%
47614 JALLAH 445 1.35% 94.38% (S) (S) 1.35% 2.70%
50362 JEANMARY 415 1.45% 92.77% (S) (S) 1.20% 3.86%
51176 JOURNET 407 7.86% 75.68% 0.00% 0.00% 1.23% 15.23%
52851 JOHNIGAN 392 16.84% 77.55% (S) (S) 4.08% 1.28%
53072 JOLIVET 390 26.15% 68.46% (S) (S) 1.54% 3.59%
54530 JOINTER 378 3.97% 94.44% (S) 0.00% 1.32% (S)
54637 JEANCLAUDE 377 4.51% 85.94% 0.00% 0.00% 3.71% 5.84%
54752 JUNIUS 376 31.65% 65.43% (S) 0.00% 1.60% (S)
56444 JEANNOEL 362 1.38% 96.69% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
59901 JAH 337 4.15% 85.46% 7.12% (S) 2.08% (S)
62045 JAWARA 323 (S) 96.90% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
62045 JENERETTE 323 29.10% 69.04% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
62903 JEANSIMON 318 (S) 92.45% (S) 0.00% 3.14% 3.46%
65593 JOHNSONSMITH 302 27.81% 63.91% (S) (S) 5.30% 2.32%
65593 JUDIE 302 7.62% 86.09% (S) (S) 3.31% 1.99%
67318 JEANBAPTIST 293 (S) 95.90% (S) 0.00% (S) 2.39%
67943 JEANJOSEPH 290 (S) 93.45% (S) 0.00% 1.72% 3.79%
68949 JEANMICHEL 285 1.75% 90.18% (S) (S) 2.11% 5.26%
71478 JAITEH 273 2.93% 93.41% (S) 0.00% 1.83% (S)
71478 JEMERSON 273 11.72% 80.59% (S) (S) 5.13% (S)
71886 JIBRIL 271 11.07% 85.24% (S) 0.00% 3.32% (S)
73005 JERIDO 266 (S) 93.98% (S) 0.00% 2.63% 1.88%
73215 JAMMEH 265 4.15% 92.08% (S) 0.00% (S) 2.26%
75564 JATTA 255 5.49% 92.55% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
75799 JOSAPHAT 254 1.97% 90.94% 0.00% 0.00% 3.54% 3.54%
76768 JUBILEE 250 6.80% 80.80% 3.60% (S) 4.40% (S)
77012 JOLLA 249 2.81% 89.56% (S) 0.00% (S) 6.43%
77522 JONESSMITH 247 16.60% 68.83% 3.64% (S) (S) 7.29%
77788 JIMOH 246 2.85% 94.72% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
79338 JEANBART 240 2.50% 91.67% (S) 0.00% (S) 3.75%
79338 JEGEDE 240 2.50% 91.67% (S) (S) 2.92% 2.50%
80419 JANNEH 236 (S) 92.80% 0.00% 0.00% 5.08% (S)
81181 JUMPP 233 26.18% 62.23% (S) (S) 6.01% 5.15%
81772 JAGNE 231 5.63% 87.01% 0.00% (S) 5.19% (S)
82613 JABBIE 228 (S) 95.61% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
83541 JIHAD 225 14.22% 69.78% (S) (S) 9.33% 3.11%
86645 JNBAPTISTE 215 (S) 93.49% (S) 0.00% (S) 2.79%
88020 JEKINS 211 29.38% 61.61% (S) (S) (S) 6.16%
88685 JADOTTE 209 (S) 90.43% (S) 0.00% 3.83% 4.78%
89069 JEREMIE 208 8.17% 83.17% (S) (S) 2.88% 4.81%
89403 JOHNIKIN 207 26.57% 71.98% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
89753 JEUDI 206 (S) 90.78% 2.43% 0.00% (S) 4.37%
90495 JONASSAINT 204 2.45% 90.20% (S) (S) 2.94% 3.43%
91625 JOHNSONBROWN 201 21.39% 68.16% (S) (S) 5.97% 2.99%
95115 JOHNBAPTISTE 192 4.69% 83.33% 0.00% 0.00% 7.81% 4.17%
98099 JEANBATISTE 185 0.00% 96.22% (S) 0.00% (S) 2.70%
98099 JIMALE 185 0.00% 98.92% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
99845 JOHNICAN 181 (S) 92.27% 0.00% (S) (S) 3.31%
100302 JEANNITON 180 3.89% 76.67% 0.00% 0.00% 6.67% 12.78%
100791 JOHNSONWILLIAM 179 18.44% 73.18% (S) 0.00% 5.03% (S)
100791 JONESWILLIAMS 179 3.91% 91.06% (S) (S) 2.79% (S)
103181 JANIFER 174 (S) 91.38% 0.00% (S) 4.02% (S)
103181 JONESJOHNSON 174 14.37% 80.46% 0.00% (S) 4.02% (S)
104602 JNOBAPTISTE 171 (S) 86.55% 0.00% (S) 2.92% 8.19%
106096 JESSAMY 168 2.98% 83.33% (S) (S) 4.17% 8.33%
106570 JOHNSONJONES 167 12.57% 82.04% 0.00% (S) 3.59% (S)
107134 JOELL 166 13.86% 72.89% (S) (S) 6.63% 3.01%
107669 JULIOUS 165 4.85% 91.52% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
109258 JABOUIN 162 3.70% 90.74% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.56%
109258 JOHNLOUIS 162 (S) 93.83% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
110286 JOPPY 160 4.38% 81.25% 3.75% (S) 7.50% (S)
110825 JOOF 159 (S) 98.11% 0.00% (S) 0.00% 0.00%
113791 JEYLANI 154 5.84% 88.31% 3.25% 0.00% (S) (S)
114424 JACKSONSMITH 153 22.22% 67.32% 0.00% 4.58% 5.88% 0.00%
114424 JULMISTE 153 0.00% 99.35% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
115034 JERNAGIN 152 7.89% 85.53% (S) 0.00% 5.26% (S)
116201 JINGLES 150 26.67% 70.67% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
116201 JOHNWELL 150 3.33% 80.67% (S) 7.33% 6.67% (S)
118185 JEANFELIX 147 0.00% 97.28% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
122314 JOURNEE 141 15.60% 75.89% (S) 0.00% 6.38% (S)
123796 JONESBROWN 139 16.55% 74.82% (S) 0.00% 5.76% (S)
124548 JABBI 138 (S) 89.86% (S) 0.00% 5.07% (S)
125282 JOHNSONBEY 137 (S) 65.69% 20.44% (S) 10.22% (S)
126018 JOSMA 136 7.35% 87.50% (S) 0.00% (S) 3.68%
126765 JACINTHE 135 (S) 91.85% (S) 0.00% 3.70% (S)
126765 JEWS 135 4.44% 88.89% (S) 0.00% 5.19% (S)
128249 JINADU 133 (S) 83.46% (S) 0.00% 9.77% 3.76%
129047 JOASSAINT 132 0.00% 93.18% (S) 0.00% 5.30% (S)
131379 JOHNSONDAVIS 129 15.50% 76.74% (S) 0.00% 6.20% (S)
132206 JOK 128 15.63% 66.41% 13.28% (S) (S) (S)
133048 JOHNAKIN 127 19.69% 73.23% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
133048 JUSTILIEN 127 19.69% 77.17% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
133863 JACKSONBROWN 126 12.70% 80.16% (S) 0.00% 5.56% (S)
133863 JOINVILLE 126 31.75% 63.49% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
142108 JACKMON 117 7.69% 83.76% (S) 0.00% (S) 5.13%
142108 JULMICE 117 0.00% 97.44% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
143149 JEILANI 116 (S) 94.83% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
143149 JUSU 116 0.00% 99.14% 0.00% (S) 0.00% (S)
144141 JOHNLEWIS 115 (S) 92.17% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% (S)
145220 JERMANY 114 (S) 96.49% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
146201 JASEY 113 23.01% 69.91% (S) 0.00% (S) 6.19%
147253 JACSON 112 15.18% 61.61% 9.82% (S) (S) 10.71%
147253 JONATHAS 112 13.39% 81.25% (S) 0.00% 4.46% (S)
150452 JACKON 109 28.44% 65.14% (S) (S) 0.00% 4.59%
150452 JULMIS 109 0.00% 99.08% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
151532 JOMES 108 25.00% 63.89% (S) (S) (S) 4.63%
152628 JIMMISON 107 28.04% 63.55% (S) 0.00% 7.48% (S)
153769 JONESBEY 106 (S) 77.36% 13.21% 0.00% (S) (S)
156044 JABOIN 104 (S) 93.27% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
157234 JANT 103 16.50% 76.70% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
157234 JULKES 103 (S) 93.20% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
157234 JYLES 103 (S) 96.12% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
159712 JONESDAVIS 101 19.80% 74.26% (S) (S) (S) (S)

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)

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