180 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with W

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

Currently, the most popular Black last name beginning with W in America is Washington, with a total count of 177,386 people who have the surname. The surname Washington occurs roughly 60 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 "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
145 WASHINGTON 177,386 5.17% 87.53% 0.30% 0.68% 3.78% 2.54%
1662 WINSTON 21,667 30.30% 62.66% 0.73% 0.28% 3.65% 2.38%
2736 WITHERSPOON 13,171 32.12% 62.08% 0.29% 0.32% 3.16% 2.03%
6310 WEATHERSPOON 5,409 14.05% 80.09% 0.18% 0.18% 3.42% 2.07%
7287 WYCHE 4,573 18.63% 73.89% 0.28% 0.42% 3.70% 3.08%
8570 WEATHERSBY 3,844 29.79% 64.93% (S) (S) 2.58% 2.21%
9827 WOOLFOLK 3,295 25.22% 64.04% 0.52% 0.76% 5.34% 4.13%
11095 WILTZ 2,861 30.41% 62.64% (S) (S) 2.59% 3.77%
13210 WIGFALL 2,314 2.64% 90.45% 0.26% 0.22% 3.98% 2.46%
13349 WOODBERRY 2,284 16.42% 78.28% (S) (S) 2.80% 2.06%
13781 WINBUSH 2,195 4.74% 88.79% (S) (S) 3.64% 2.32%
14612 WIMBUSH 2,037 5.74% 88.22% 0.29% 0.25% 3.14% 2.36%
15449 WINT 1,896 32.49% 61.08% 1.11% 0.32% 2.16% 2.85%
15792 WADDY 1,844 15.46% 77.71% 0.60% 0.43% 4.18% 1.63%
16909 WYNTER 1,684 6.53% 83.91% (S) (S) 3.50% 5.46%
17896 WIMBLEY 1,562 9.03% 82.71% (S) (S) 4.42% 3.59%
19266 WAFER 1,407 31.63% 62.19% 0.36% 0.43% 2.84% 2.56%
20382 WOODFORK 1,304 5.98% 86.81% 0.38% 0.38% 4.60% 1.84%
20512 WARSAME 1,293 (S) 97.37% 0.62% (S) 1.47% (S)
21119 WORMLEY 1,243 25.82% 67.34% (S) (S) 4.02% 1.93%
24159 WALTHOUR 1,041 29.30% 65.03% (S) (S) 3.36% 1.54%
24961 WEDDERBURN 996 12.05% 79.02% 0.50% 0.00% 1.81% 6.63%
25083 WIMS 990 24.55% 70.20% (S) (S) 3.43% 0.91%
25902 WINKFIELD 949 10.22% 84.30% (S) (S) 3.90% 1.16%
27604 WILBON 872 5.62% 87.27% (S) (S) 4.36% 1.95%
31107 WORKU 746 0.80% 97.45% (S) (S) 0.80% (S)
33241 WYNDER 688 17.30% 72.67% (S) (S) 5.67% 3.49%
34390 WHITELOW 659 5.16% 87.71% (S) (S) 4.55% 1.97%
34427 WESBY 658 10.49% 82.98% (S) (S) 1.67% 4.56%
35447 WAITHE 635 2.05% 86.46% 0.79% 1.42% 2.99% 6.30%
36154 WOLDEMARIAM 620 0.81% 97.58% (S) 0.00% 0.97% (S)
36736 WHIDBEE 608 9.21% 84.21% (S) (S) 5.10% (S)
37288 WORLDS 598 10.54% 83.11% (S) (S) 3.51% 2.34%
39004 WORDLAW 565 4.96% 87.26% 0.00% 0.00% 4.96% 2.83%
39352 WRICE 559 4.11% 88.37% (S) (S) 3.04% 3.94%
41164 WESTRY 529 2.08% 91.49% (S) (S) 1.51% 4.35%
43584 WATTLEY 495 12.53% 80.61% (S) (S) 2.02% 4.44%
44193 WINDING 487 18.89% 78.03% 0.00% 0.00% 2.05% 1.03%
44730 WHACK 480 3.33% 92.29% (S) (S) 2.92% (S)
46404 WHITERS 459 4.14% 90.85% (S) (S) 2.40% 2.18%
47006 WOOLFORK 452 3.10% 91.15% (S) (S) 3.32% 1.99%
47107 WOLDE 451 6.21% 92.02% 0.00% (S) (S) 1.11%
47429 WEAH 447 2.46% 93.96% (S) (S) 2.91% (S)
47878 WINNS 442 3.85% 91.18% (S) (S) 3.39% 1.13%
49087 WILRIDGE 429 1.63% 89.51% (S) (S) 6.99% 1.17%
50196 WIMES 417 5.52% 86.09% (S) (S) 5.28% 2.40%
51512 WYSINGER 404 3.96% 92.08% (S) (S) 2.23% 1.49%
51830 WOLDU 401 (S) 97.01% (S) 0.00% 1.25% (S)
53072 WALKES 390 19.74% 72.82% (S) (S) 4.62% 2.05%
53316 WASHINTON 388 4.64% 86.34% (S) (S) 3.61% 5.15%
53316 WAWERU 388 2.58% 95.10% (S) 0.00% 1.29% (S)
53316 WOULLARD 388 12.11% 79.90% (S) (S) 4.64% 2.84%
55386 WOLDEMICHAEL 371 1.35% 97.04% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
55619 WOULARD 369 4.34% 92.41% (S) 0.00% (S) 2.17%
59017 WILLAIMS 343 31.20% 60.64% 0.00% 2.04% 3.79% 2.33%
59017 WIGGAN 343 4.96% 85.71% (S) (S) 4.37% 4.37%
59603 WHYE 339 11.80% 80.24% 1.47% 0.00% 4.72% 1.77%
62189 WARNSLEY 322 4.04% 90.37% (S) (S) 4.66% (S)
62531 WOODARDS 320 15.31% 72.81% (S) (S) 6.25% 4.69%
63373 WILLIMAS 315 13.33% 80.32% (S) (S) 1.59% 3.49%
65964 WACHIRA 300 3.33% 92.67% 1.67% (S) 1.67% (S)
68770 WOODFOLK 286 5.24% 87.06% (S) 0.00% 6.29% (S)
69996 WAINAINA 280 2.14% 94.64% (S) 0.00% 2.86% (S)
70208 WATKIS 279 5.73% 88.53% (S) (S) 3.58% 1.79%
70403 WHEATFALL 278 (S) 88.85% (S) 0.00% 3.96% 5.76%
70403 WATERFORD 278 19.42% 67.63% 1.80% 0.00% 8.27% 2.88%
70645 WARMSLEY 277 4.33% 83.75% 0.00% 0.00% 6.50% 5.42%
72105 WEATHER 270 30.00% 62.22% (S) (S) 4.44% 2.59%
73666 WOODRIDGE 263 25.86% 68.82% (S) (S) 2.66% 2.28%
73666 WAYMER 263 7.98% 88.97% (S) 0.00% (S) 1.90%
75069 WOODMORE 257 21.79% 67.70% (S) (S) 6.23% 3.50%
75799 WONGUS 254 (S) 94.88% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 2.76%
76275 WHISBY 252 (S) 96.43% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
76533 WIAFE 251 (S) 97.21% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
77012 WHISENTON 249 (S) 91.97% 0.00% 0.00% 5.62% (S)
77788 WEDLOW 246 (S) 89.02% (S) (S) 6.91% 2.44%
78316 WILLILAMS 244 29.92% 62.30% (S) 2.87% 2.46% (S)
78567 WALWYN 243 15.64% 73.66% 0.00% 0.00% 4.53% 6.17%
79846 WORTHEM 238 28.99% 66.39% 0.00% 0.00% 4.62% 0.00%
80131 WOLDEGIORGIS 237 0.00% 97.89% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
80131 WANZO 237 13.92% 72.15% (S) (S) 8.44% 4.64%
81181 WHITSEY 233 (S) 92.27% 0.00% (S) 4.29% (S)
82317 WASTON 229 27.95% 62.88% 0.00% (S) (S) 6.55%
82908 WINDFIELD 227 25.11% 68.28% (S) (S) (S) 3.52%
83226 WALTOWER 226 4.42% 91.15% 0.00% (S) (S) 2.65%
83541 WILCOTS 225 5.33% 85.33% (S) 0.00% 7.56% (S)
84136 WRIGHTEN 223 (S) 92.83% (S) 0.00% 2.24% 3.14%
84136 WILLIAMSSMITH 223 20.63% 72.20% (S) (S) 3.59% 2.69%
84463 WINSLEY 222 28.38% 67.12% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
85357 WORKNEH 219 (S) 97.72% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
87335 WHILBY 213 3.29% 89.67% (S) 0.00% 4.69% (S)
88020 WOODGETT 211 2.84% 92.42% (S) 0.00% 3.79% (S)
89753 WINLEY 206 10.68% 83.98% (S) 0.00% 4.37% (S)
90495 WRENCHER 204 4.90% 90.20% (S) 0.00% 2.94% (S)
91981 WITCHARD 200 (S) 95.50% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
95955 WILLIAMSBROWN 190 8.95% 84.21% 0.00% 0.00% 3.68% 3.16%
97210 WINDMON 187 3.74% 90.37% 0.00% (S) 2.67% (S)
98099 WONDIMU 185 0.00% 99.46% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
100791 WILLIAMSJONES 179 12.29% 79.89% (S) (S) 3.91% 3.35%
101737 WIMBY 177 (S) 93.79% (S) 0.00% 5.08% 0.00%
101737 WORMELY 177 (S) 93.22% 0.00% (S) (S) 3.39%
102197 WARDRICK 176 3.41% 90.34% (S) 0.00% 4.55% (S)
102197 WAKO 176 4.55% 80.11% 14.20% (S) (S) 0.00%
104602 WINEGLASS 171 (S) 92.98% (S) 0.00% 2.92% 3.51%
104602 WRAGGS 171 4.09% 92.98% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
105600 WHYMS 169 24.85% 60.95% (S) (S) 7.10% 5.33%
105600 WAGNAC 169 0.00% 94.67% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.14%
106096 WORMACK 168 11.31% 81.55% 0.00% (S) (S) 4.17%
106570 WOLDEYES 167 (S) 97.60% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
107134 WALPOOL 166 4.82% 94.58% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
107669 WREH 165 (S) 94.55% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 3.03%
109258 WAITHAKA 162 3.70% 93.83% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
109758 WHITIKER 161 37.27% 60.25% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
110286 WARDSWORTH 160 20.00% 72.50% (S) 0.00% 5.00% (S)
110286 WANTON 160 6.25% 75.00% (S) (S) 3.75% 14.38%
111426 WANDICK 158 6.96% 77.22% (S) (S) 12.03% 3.16%
111988 WILTURNER 157 (S) 90.45% (S) 0.00% 3.18% 4.46%
113155 WORDS 155 3.87% 85.16% 0.00% 0.00% 5.81% 5.16%
113791 WOLDETSADIK 154 (S) 96.10% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
115034 WIDEMON 152 34.21% 63.16% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
115639 WORLES 151 18.54% 80.13% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
116829 WINDLESS 149 (S) 91.95% 0.00% 0.00% 6.71% (S)
116829 WATERTON 149 11.41% 81.21% (S) 0.00% 4.70% (S)
116829 WAUL 149 30.87% 63.76% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
119508 WILLIAMSTON 145 14.48% 83.45% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
121590 WINGS 142 33.10% 62.68% (S) (S) (S) (S)
121590 WHITTICK 142 33.10% 65.49% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
123064 WALLOP 140 23.57% 74.29% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
125282 WESSEH 137 (S) 95.62% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
126018 WHALUM 136 (S) 91.18% (S) 0.00% 4.41% (S)
126765 WHEATLE 135 (S) 89.63% (S) 0.00% 3.70% 4.44%
127494 WANZA 134 (S) 93.28% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
127494 WANJIRU 134 (S) 91.79% (S) 0.00% 4.48% (S)
129047 WIREDU 132 0.00% 97.73% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
129047 WORDLOW 132 (S) 93.94% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
129047 WOOTSON 132 (S) 90.91% (S) 0.00% 3.79% 4.55%
129047 WOLFOLK 132 8.33% 87.88% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
129825 WORNUM 131 4.58% 90.84% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
131379 WYMES 129 20.16% 76.74% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
132206 WANJOHI 128 (S) 93.75% (S) (S) (S) (S)
133048 WOLDEGEBRIEL 127 0.00% 99.21% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
133863 WINESBERRY 126 3.97% 73.02% (S) (S) 15.08% 5.56%
134712 WOODLY 125 13.60% 76.80% 0.00% (S) 5.60% (S)
137327 WILLIAMSBEY 122 (S) 89.34% (S) 0.00% 6.56% (S)
137327 WURIE 122 (S) 96.72% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
138304 WODAJO 121 (S) 93.39% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
138304 WANJIKU 121 4.96% 94.21% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
141140 WAVERLY 118 30.51% 66.10% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
142108 WOODFAULK 117 (S) 95.73% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
142108 WORKCUFF 117 10.26% 77.78% (S) (S) 5.98% 4.27%
142108 WAGGEH 117 (S) 94.87% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
143149 WERE 116 20.69% 72.41% (S) (S) (S) (S)
145220 WAMBUA 114 4.39% 89.47% (S) 0.00% 5.26% (S)
145220 WALKERSMITH 114 27.19% 65.79% (S) (S) (S) (S)
145220 WITFIELD 114 28.07% 68.42% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
146201 WHREN 113 24.78% 75.22% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
146201 WINGSTER 113 (S) 77.88% 0.00% (S) 11.50% 7.08%
146201 WAHOME 113 (S) 93.81% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
147253 WILLIAMSJOHNSO 112 (S) 85.71% (S) 0.00% 5.36% 4.46%
147253 WOLRIDGE 112 (S) 88.39% (S) 0.00% (S) 7.14%
147253 WOLDEYOHANNES 112 (S) 92.86% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
148347 WILFORK 111 (S) 89.19% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 6.31%
148347 WAMBUGU 111 (S) 93.69% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
151532 WALDBURG 108 (S) 95.37% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
151532 WILLIAMSDAVIS 108 12.04% 81.48% (S) (S) (S) (S)
152628 WORSHIP 107 (S) 94.39% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
152628 WAMBUI 107 (S) 91.59% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
152628 WAYNES 107 11.21% 78.50% (S) 0.00% 5.61% (S)
153769 WOODLIN 106 25.47% 67.92% (S) 0.00% 4.72% (S)
154907 WIMMS 105 9.52% 80.95% (S) 0.00% 5.71% (S)
154907 WALLERSON 105 (S) 96.19% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
154907 WELDEMARIAM 105 (S) 96.19% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
156044 WOLDESELASSIE 104 (S) 94.23% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
158432 WARFA 102 0.00% 99.02% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
158432 WILSONBROWN 102 25.49% 62.75% (S) 0.00% (S) 10.78%
158432 WILLIAMSI 102 27.45% 65.69% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
158432 WOGHIREN 102 (S) 94.12% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
159712 WADY 101 18.81% 71.29% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.95%
160975 WILDERNESS 100 19.00% 78.00% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
160975 WIGGLETON 100 39.00% 61.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

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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