184 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with R

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

Currently, the most popular Black last name beginning with R in America is Ruffin, with a total count of 16,324 people who have the surname. The surname Ruffin occurs roughly 5 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with R 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
2231 RUFFIN 16,324 13.75% 80.40% 0.25% 0.15% 3.11% 2.35%
2508 RANDLE 14,437 25.97% 68.79% 0.27% 0.30% 2.73% 1.95%
4187 RIDDICK 8,464 25.38% 68.38% 0.34% 0.34% 2.98% 2.58%
4409 ROYSTER 8,056 33.88% 61.10% 0.40% 0.17% 2.68% 1.78%
5405 ROUNDTREE 6,439 23.92% 69.27% 0.14% 0.71% 3.60% 2.36%
6960 ROLLE 4,819 17.56% 73.13% 1.87% 0.15% 3.51% 3.80%
7167 RHONE 4,667 30.23% 61.41% 0.77% 0.88% 4.05% 2.66%
7270 RAYFORD 4,584 8.49% 85.08% 0.15% 0.31% 3.95% 2.03%
8295 REMBERT 3,994 16.22% 77.69% 0.23% 0.18% 3.25% 2.43%
8634 RANKINS 3,809 25.05% 68.57% 0.29% 1.10% 3.20% 1.79%
10019 RUMPH 3,218 32.66% 63.52% (S) (S) 1.58% 1.90%
10860 RENE 2,933 24.45% 62.80% 1.19% 0.68% 2.35% 8.52%
12208 RAGIN 2,551 14.31% 79.85% (S) (S) 2.23% 2.35%
12745 RELIFORD 2,421 26.77% 67.62% (S) (S) 3.55% 1.73%
14669 RYANS 2,027 31.13% 64.18% 0.35% 0.64% 1.97% 1.73%
14691 ROSEMOND 2,024 14.77% 76.43% 0.54% 0.35% 3.01% 4.89%
16100 ROSEBORO 1,798 6.56% 88.49% (S) (S) 3.28% 1.33%
17005 RANSOME 1,671 32.85% 61.04% 0.36% 1.26% 2.69% 1.80%
18272 RAVENELL 1,520 1.71% 93.62% 0.46% 0.53% 2.57% 1.12%
18899 RAMSEUR 1,445 22.15% 71.49% (S) (S) 4.08% 1.66%
19966 RUFUS 1,343 14.52% 76.10% 1.64% 1.64% 3.50% 2.61%
22281 RIDEAUX 1,157 2.25% 88.94% 1.04% 0.52% 3.28% 3.98%
22281 ROSEBOROUGH 1,157 32.32% 61.80% (S) (S) 2.07% 3.03%
25865 RELEFORD 951 23.24% 70.87% 0.00% 0.74% 3.58% 1.58%
26422 RHETT 924 33.44% 60.71% (S) (S) 2.27% 3.35%
26516 RAYSOR 920 19.89% 72.28% (S) (S) 3.04% 4.24%
26534 RIDEAU 919 8.38% 79.00% 0.76% 0.65% 3.81% 7.40%
27164 RATTLER 891 6.85% 69.81% (S) 15.26% 4.60% (S)
29626 RHAMES 795 27.17% 66.16% (S) (S) 2.14% 4.03%
29793 RASHAD 789 16.60% 65.15% 7.35% (S) 7.48% (S)
29822 ROULHAC 788 3.17% 89.72% (S) (S) 3.68% 3.30%
30202 REDIC 776 12.37% 82.47% (S) (S) 2.45% 1.80%
30863 REDDIX 754 15.52% 79.44% (S) (S) 2.92% 1.72%
30889 ROLLERSON 753 6.37% 86.99% (S) (S) 3.59% 2.52%
30946 RHEM 751 22.90% 65.91% 5.33% (S) 3.60% (S)
31184 RESPRESS 744 21.24% 72.04% (S) (S) 3.23% 2.82%
31689 RAHEEM 729 12.62% 60.22% 20.03% (S) 5.35% (S)
33164 ROWSER 690 17.83% 77.83% (S) (S) 2.61% 1.01%
33410 REASE 683 32.80% 61.49% (S) (S) 3.22% 1.46%
33450 RAHMING 682 8.94% 83.14% (S) (S) 3.96% 3.67%
35057 READUS 643 1.56% 93.00% (S) (S) 3.11% 1.87%
35147 ROMULUS 641 4.37% 85.80% (S) (S) 4.68% 4.06%
35395 RASPBERRY 636 25.94% 66.82% (S) (S) 5.03% 1.89%
35812 RUSSAW 627 3.03% 92.03% (S) (S) 3.03% 1.75%
36379 RAVENEL 615 27.32% 68.62% 0.00% 0.00% 1.46% 2.60%
37646 ROCKMORE 591 22.00% 68.36% (S) (S) 6.26% 3.21%
37792 RIAS 588 2.21% 79.25% 1.70% 0.00% 3.23% 13.61%
46138 RAMEAU 462 22.29% 71.86% (S) (S) 1.95% 3.25%
46902 REDDIC 453 7.73% 82.12% (S) (S) 7.95% 1.77%
47186 REEDUS 450 10.44% 83.56% (S) (S) 2.89% 2.89%
48060 REDRICK 440 28.86% 61.14% 4.32% 0.00% 2.73% 2.95%
48901 RISBY 431 14.39% 80.97% (S) (S) 3.02% 1.39%
49177 ROKER 428 29.67% 62.62% (S) (S) 2.80% 4.44%
49723 RHEAMS 422 23.93% 71.56% (S) (S) 1.90% 1.66%
52267 RIDGES 397 27.46% 69.52% (S) 0.00% 1.76% (S)
53204 RUFFINS 389 5.14% 86.38% (S) (S) 5.40% 2.31%
54637 RAGINS 377 19.89% 72.94% (S) (S) 3.18% 3.18%
56073 RIGMAIDEN 365 30.96% 62.19% (S) (S) 1.92% 3.84%
56588 RAGGS 361 5.54% 89.47% (S) (S) 1.66% 3.05%
57101 ROMELUS 357 (S) 94.96% (S) 0.00% 2.24% 2.24%
57372 RAINGE 355 7.32% 86.20% (S) 0.00% 5.35% (S)
57639 RUGGS 353 24.93% 71.10% (S) (S) 1.70% (S)
58042 RUISE 350 10.00% 78.29% (S) 3.71% 5.14% (S)
58481 RISPER 347 2.31% 92.51% (S) (S) 3.46% (S)
59470 RAMBUS 340 23.82% 71.47% (S) 0.00% 2.94% (S)
60790 ROC 331 13.29% 70.09% 8.16% (S) (S) 6.65%
60960 RENTIE 330 9.39% 72.73% 0.00% 3.03% 10.30% 4.55%
62359 ROSHELL 321 29.60% 67.91% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
63373 RICHBERG 315 27.62% 66.98% (S) (S) 3.81% (S)
63524 ROBATEAU 314 8.92% 63.06% 3.50% 2.55% 3.18% 18.79%
66553 RANSAW 297 2.69% 91.25% 0.00% 0.00% 4.38% 1.68%
68345 REEVEY 288 2.43% 83.33% (S) (S) 5.90% 7.29%
68949 RANSBURG 285 30.88% 60.35% (S) (S) 5.96% 2.11%
69793 REGISTRE 281 (S) 91.10% 0.00% (S) 2.85% 4.27%
69793 RIDORE 281 (S) 92.17% (S) 0.00% 2.14% 3.56%
70208 RICHEMOND 279 (S) 93.19% (S) 0.00% 2.15% 2.87%
71478 REIVES 273 4.76% 89.74% (S) (S) 2.93% 2.20%
71478 READO 273 5.49% 92.31% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
72771 ROMEUS 267 (S) 92.51% (S) (S) 5.62% 0.00%
73464 RAGE 264 32.58% 62.12% 1.89% (S) (S) 1.89%
76533 ROCKINGHAM 251 3.98% 92.43% (S) 0.00% 2.79% (S)
76768 REDCROSS 250 18.00% 66.00% (S) 3.20% 10.00% (S)
77012 RANCHER 249 30.52% 62.25% (S) (S) 3.61% 2.81%
77788 RACHELL 246 35.77% 62.20% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
78821 RASHADA 242 (S) 91.74% (S) 0.00% 4.96% (S)
81181 RELERFORD 233 9.01% 81.55% (S) (S) 4.72% 3.86%
81772 ROUZAN 231 11.26% 80.52% 0.00% 0.00% 3.90% 4.33%
82044 ROLACK 230 (S) 89.57% 3.48% 0.00% 4.78% (S)
82044 RAIMEY 230 23.91% 67.39% (S) (S) 5.22% 2.17%
82317 ROCQUEMORE 229 2.62% 91.27% (S) 0.00% 4.80% (S)
83834 RANCIFER 224 2.23% 91.52% (S) 0.00% 4.91% (S)
84136 RAHMAAN 223 (S) 88.34% 3.59% (S) 4.48% 2.24%
86005 REGISTE 217 2.30% 87.10% (S) (S) 5.53% 4.61%
88020 ROUSON 211 3.32% 91.47% (S) 0.00% 3.79% (S)
88336 ROWRY 210 (S) 96.67% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
89069 ROSEBUD 208 8.65% 79.81% 0.00% 8.17% (S) (S)
89753 ROSBY 206 27.67% 66.99% 0.00% 0.00% 2.43% 2.91%
90113 REGANS 205 21.95% 75.12% (S) 0.00% 2.44% (S)
90113 REVELY 205 17.56% 71.22% 0.00% 0.00% 8.78% 2.44%
90113 ROLLOCK 205 19.02% 70.24% (S) 0.00% (S) 9.27%
90853 REDIX 203 18.72% 75.37% 0.00% (S) (S) 2.46%
90853 RATTLEY 203 7.39% 80.79% (S) (S) 5.91% 3.45%
90853 RAEFORD 203 14.78% 80.79% (S) 0.00% 2.96% (S)
92719 ROCKETTE 198 17.68% 79.29% 0.00% 0.00% 3.03% 0.00%
92719 RIVENS 198 5.56% 92.42% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
93921 ROBINZINE 195 (S) 91.79% 0.00% (S) (S) 5.13%
94311 ROLAX 194 2.58% 92.78% (S) 0.00% 3.61% (S)
95955 RABSATT 190 (S) 75.26% (S) (S) 2.63% 19.47%
96799 RUDISON 188 6.91% 84.04% (S) (S) 4.26% 3.19%
98099 ROSEME 185 11.89% 85.95% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
98982 RESHARD 183 3.83% 93.99% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
99845 RIMPSON 181 (S) 91.71% 0.00% 0.00% 4.42% (S)
100791 ROWLS 179 30.17% 65.36% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
101247 RAYTON 178 29.21% 61.24% (S) 0.00% 7.30% (S)
101737 RAVIZEE 177 (S) 88.14% (S) 0.00% 5.08% 3.95%
101737 RUGLEY 177 3.39% 91.53% (S) 0.00% 4.52% (S)
102197 RANSEY 176 22.16% 67.61% (S) (S) 3.98% 5.11%
102688 RHABURN 175 8.00% 80.00% (S) 0.00% (S) 10.86%
104156 ROSEBURGH 172 8.14% 81.98% 0.00% (S) 5.81% (S)
104602 REJOUIS 171 (S) 98.83% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
105079 ROOKWOOD 170 18.82% 72.94% (S) (S) (S) 2.94%
105600 REIMONENQ 169 13.02% 76.33% (S) (S) 4.14% 5.92%
105600 RHEUBOTTOM 169 19.53% 75.15% (S) 0.00% 3.55% (S)
106570 RHANEY 167 4.79% 87.43% (S) (S) 4.19% 2.99%
108734 RHYM 163 (S) 89.57% 3.68% 0.00% 3.68% (S)
109258 RHODIE 162 11.11% 88.89% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
109258 ROARY 162 3.70% 93.21% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
109258 RAYMONVIL 162 0.00% 95.68% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
109258 RANSBY 162 3.70% 88.89% (S) (S) 4.94% (S)
110825 RECASNER 159 3.14% 89.31% (S) 0.00% 5.03% (S)
112568 RIDGLE 156 28.85% 60.26% (S) (S) 3.85% 5.77%
112568 REDEAUX 156 (S) 94.87% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
113791 ROTICH 154 4.55% 90.26% (S) 0.00% 3.90% (S)
115034 REGULAR 152 17.76% 66.45% 7.89% (S) 7.24% (S)
117480 RIOUS 148 8.78% 66.22% 0.00% 3.38% 9.46% 12.16%
118185 RADIX 147 29.93% 61.22% (S) 0.00% (S) 7.48%
119508 RUSAN 145 37.24% 62.07% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
125282 RAOUL 137 25.55% 69.34% (S) 0.00% (S) 3.65%
126765 ROOPLAL 135 (S) 64.44% 19.26% 0.00% 13.33% (S)
126765 RIGGENS 135 34.07% 61.48% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
126765 RICHBOW 135 0.00% 93.33% (S) (S) (S) 3.70%
128249 RHODAN 133 7.52% 87.97% (S) 3.76% 0.00% (S)
129825 REAGANS 131 16.79% 71.76% (S) 0.00% 5.34% (S)
131379 RAGSTON 129 (S) 90.70% 0.00% 0.00% 5.43% (S)
132206 ROWDY 128 10.16% 84.38% (S) (S) 0.00% 4.69%
132206 REAGINS 128 7.03% 77.34% (S) (S) 9.38% 4.69%
133048 RUSHDAN 127 (S) 92.13% 0.00% 0.00% 4.72% (S)
133048 RIMSON 127 16.54% 81.10% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
133863 RANSFER 126 (S) 93.65% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
133863 RALLINGS 126 30.95% 65.87% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
135593 REGULUS 124 (S) 78.23% (S) (S) 6.45% 11.29%
135593 RANGLIN 124 0.00% 95.16% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
136449 ROCKYMORE 123 (S) 75.61% (S) (S) 14.63% (S)
137327 RETIC 122 (S) 95.08% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
137327 ROSEMON 122 9.02% 83.61% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
137327 RAFFINGTON 122 4.92% 90.98% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
138304 RIMPEL 121 13.22% 76.86% (S) 0.00% 4.96% (S)
140157 RENIX 119 (S) 94.12% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
140157 REVOLUS 119 (S) 90.76% 0.00% (S) 0.00% 5.88%
143149 ROUGELY 116 (S) 92.24% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
146201 RANDALE 113 15.04% 81.42% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
146201 RAHMINGS 113 (S) 92.92% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
146201 RAYAM 113 0.00% 94.69% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
146201 ROTIMI 113 (S) 94.69% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
147253 RHOOMS 112 0.00% 96.43% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
147253 RENFORD 112 27.68% 68.75% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
149395 REGGANS 110 4.55% 87.27% (S) 0.00% 6.36% (S)
151532 RIAK 108 25.93% 72.22% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
151532 RAPHIEL 108 12.96% 78.70% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
152628 RAIBON 107 (S) 84.11% 0.00% 0.00% 8.41% (S)
152628 RAGSTER 107 0.00% 95.33% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
153769 ROSEMBERT 106 (S) 93.40% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
153769 REMBLE 106 16.04% 83.02% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
154907 REDDRICK 105 8.57% 89.52% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
154907 REGASSA 105 4.76% 94.29% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
156044 REVISH 104 (S) 94.23% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
156044 ROACHFORD 104 5.77% 77.88% (S) 0.00% (S) 13.46%
156044 ROCKSON 104 25.96% 68.27% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.81%
156044 RAVENEAU 104 6.73% 68.27% 0.00% (S) (S) 21.15%
156044 REEVERS 104 5.77% 85.58% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
157234 RUFAI 103 (S) 94.17% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
159712 RAVARE 101 7.92% 66.34% (S) (S) 12.87% 11.88%
160975 RESPER 100 (S) 96.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
160975 ROCOURT 100 18.00% 68.00% (S) (S) 5.00% 8.00%

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)

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