26 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with Z

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

Currently, the most popular Black last name beginning with Z in America is Zanders, with a total count of 2,040 people who have the surname. The surname Zanders occurs roughly 0 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with Z 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
14591 ZANDERS 2,040 20.93% 72.40% 0.39% 0.29% 3.24% 2.75%
15309 ZACHERY 1,917 21.23% 72.09% (S) (S) 4.33% 1.98%
18572 ZACKERY 1,485 18.32% 74.34% 0.40% 0.67% 4.04% 2.22%
29198 ZAMOR 811 5.67% 85.70% 0.62% 0.00% 1.73% 6.29%
35203 ZELLARS 640 30.47% 64.38% (S) (S) 4.06% (S)
36154 ZOLLICOFFER 620 13.39% 81.45% 0.00% 0.00% 2.58% 2.58%
45569 ZELEKE 469 1.92% 95.74% (S) 0.00% 1.71% (S)
56073 ZEPHIR 365 21.37% 73.42% (S) (S) 2.19% 2.74%
59470 ZEWDIE 340 (S) 97.65% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
66371 ZINNERMAN 298 3.36% 93.62% (S) 0.00% 1.68% (S)
66553 ZEPHIRIN 297 9.76% 85.19% 0.00% 0.00% 2.02% 3.03%
75564 ZULU 255 5.10% 89.80% (S) 0.00% (S) 2.75%
79338 ZEPHYR 240 11.25% 85.42% (S) (S) 0.00% (S)
89069 ZIYAD 208 23.56% 63.94% (S) 0.00% (S) 9.62%
90113 ZACHARIE 205 27.80% 65.85% (S) (S) 2.44% 2.93%
93513 ZEWDU 196 0.00% 98.47% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
99378 ZEGEYE 182 (S) 92.86% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 4.40%
106570 ZEWDE 167 (S) 94.61% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
115639 ZELLOUS 151 (S) 88.74% (S) 0.00% 3.31% 4.64%
118185 ZERIHUN 147 (S) 93.88% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
119508 ZERAI 145 3.45% 92.41% (S) 0.00% 3.45% (S)
120187 ZERE 144 30.56% 67.36% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
124548 ZOLICOFFER 138 0.00% 92.03% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% 3.62%
141140 ZIDOR 118 (S) 94.07% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
143149 ZETRENNE 116 (S) 93.10% 0.00% 0.00% 6.03% (S)
152628 ZENEBE 107 0.00% 98.13% 0.00% 0.00% (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)

Other Last Name Letters

To find all of the most popular Black last names by starting letter, you can choose a letter from the following list:

Last Names by Ancestry

If you want to search for different ethnicity or ancestry, we also have pages that will let you find last names beginning with Z (or any other letter) based on a specific ancestry.

White

The links below will let you research white last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

Hispanic

The links below will let you research Hispanic last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

Asian and Pacific Islander

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

American Indian and Alaskan Native

The links below will let you research American Indian and Alaskan Native 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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