95 Most Common Last Names Beginning with U

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

Currently, the most popular last name beginning with U in America is Underwood, with a total count of 57,064 people who have the surname. The surname Underwood occurs roughly 19 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with U 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 1,000 people have the surname.

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
588 UNDERWOOD 57,064 79.20% 15.03% 0.48% 1.09% 2.03% 2.17%
1448 URIBE 24,612 5.13% 0.17% 0.25% 0.26% 0.18% 94.01%
1790 URBAN 20,058 91.96% 0.37% 0.86% 0.31% 0.89% 5.61%
2180 ULRICH 16,668 95.12% 0.43% 0.58% 0.35% 1.15% 2.38%
2409 URBINA 15,055 4.92% 0.31% 0.68% 0.15% 0.22% 93.72%
2449 UNGER 14,738 94.18% 1.23% 0.69% 0.63% 1.25% 2.02%
2616 UPTON 13,769 87.96% 6.15% 0.67% 0.88% 1.98% 2.36%
2743 ULLOA 13,133 4.14% 0.28% 0.72% 0.10% 0.26% 94.50%
3261 URENA 11,066 3.54% 0.54% 0.44% 0.17% 0.17% 95.13%
3587 UPCHURCH 9,922 80.62% 14.29% 0.37% 0.58% 1.81% 2.32%
4348 ULMER 8,165 80.97% 14.89% 0.39% 0.47% 1.32% 1.96%
4471 URIAS 7,941 5.40% 0.20% 0.19% 0.20% 0.20% 93.80%
4524 UNRUH 7,835 96.25% 0.34% 0.31% 0.47% 1.15% 1.48%
4742 USHER 7,477 66.52% 27.55% 0.39% 0.56% 1.93% 3.05%
4778 UPSHAW 7,401 33.18% 55.61% 0.31% 5.34% 2.82% 2.73%
4788 UTLEY 7,385 77.70% 16.47% 0.39% 0.39% 1.96% 3.09%
4888 URRUTIA 7,208 9.30% 1.00% 0.93% 0.39% 0.35% 88.04%
5119 UNDERHILL 6,839 92.51% 2.57% 0.42% 0.60% 1.59% 2.30%
5415 UMANA 6,426 4.64% 2.49% 0.39% (S) (S) 92.23%
6079 UDDIN 5,639 3.76% 1.65% 89.41% 0.59% 3.01% 1.58%
6476 UHL 5,244 95.06% 0.15% 1.14% 0.42% 1.07% 2.15%
6708 USSERY 5,036 74.56% 19.38% 0.56% 0.48% 2.07% 2.96%
7369 UNG 4,519 3.28% (S) 91.79% (S) 2.52% 1.70%
7578 URQUHART 4,385 71.90% 22.03% 0.62% 0.32% 3.06% 2.08%
7612 URBANO 4,368 22.48% 1.08% 12.23% 0.16% 0.98% 63.07%
7668 UTTER 4,331 94.27% 0.35% 0.72% 0.69% 1.59% 2.38%
8673 UGALDE 3,789 8.34% (S) 4.75% (S) 0.53% 85.93%
9003 UY 3,633 2.84% (S) 91.33% (S) 3.17% 2.28%
9085 URIARTE 3,597 8.45% 0.14% 3.25% 1.33% 1.08% 85.74%
9093 ULLRICH 3,592 93.85% 0.61% 0.25% 0.92% 0.95% 3.42%
9479 UMANZOR 3,432 2.19% 0.26% (S) (S) (S) 97.41%
9881 UGARTE 3,272 7.55% (S) 0.98% (S) 0.24% 90.92%
9890 URBANSKI 3,270 95.02% (S) 0.61% (S) 1.16% 2.97%
10026 ULLMAN 3,213 95.39% 0.40% 0.78% 0.25% 1.28% 1.90%
10155 URIOSTEGUI 3,177 2.23% 0.35% (S) 0.00% (S) 97.32%
10310 UTTERBACK 3,125 93.60% 1.73% 0.80% 0.22% 1.12% 2.53%
10536 UTZ 3,044 95.01% 0.56% 0.59% 0.16% 1.74% 1.94%
10628 ULIBARRI 3,013 23.80% 0.43% 0.43% 0.96% 0.56% 73.81%
10829 UPDIKE 2,941 94.97% 0.61% 0.48% 0.58% 1.60% 1.77%
11648 URSO 2,691 95.06% 0.63% 0.97% 0.19% 0.85% 2.30%
13007 URREA 2,360 7.88% (S) 0.59% (S) 0.21% 91.10%
13569 UMBERGER 2,235 97.54% 0.22% 0.54% 0.31% 0.76% 0.63%
13815 URQUIZA 2,188 3.38% (S) 0.23% (S) (S) 95.93%
14076 UTT 2,137 96.16% 0.61% 0.23% 0.75% 1.26% 0.98%
14197 URESTI 2,115 8.42% 0.00% 0.38% (S) (S) 90.97%
14976 ULLAH 1,974 5.83% 4.46% 80.65% 0.41% 5.62% 3.04%
15127 UMSTEAD 1,949 81.68% 14.21% (S) (S) 1.49% 2.00%
15771 USRY 1,848 85.23% 10.77% 0.49% 0.54% 1.41% 1.57%
16060 UPHAM 1,804 92.35% 0.39% 0.89% 2.83% 1.88% 1.66%
16203 UPSON 1,782 71.27% 23.40% 0.62% 0.28% 1.68% 2.75%
16284 UECKER 1,771 96.61% 0.28% 0.51% 0.28% 0.79% 1.52%
16385 URZUA 1,757 4.15% 0.00% (S) 0.28% (S) 95.39%
16407 URBANEK 1,754 96.81% (S) 0.29% (S) 1.14% 1.48%
16839 ULERY 1,695 95.16% 0.29% 0.53% 0.53% 1.47% 2.01%
17111 ULM 1,658 93.06% (S) 2.83% (S) 1.33% 1.87%
17216 UDELL 1,645 85.35% 9.85% (S) (S) 1.40% 2.61%
17331 UHLER 1,631 95.10% (S) 0.61% (S) 1.47% 2.33%
17526 UM 1,607 1.80% 0.50% 95.08% 0.00% 1.74% 0.87%
17530 UNGAR 1,606 96.33% (S) 0.50% (S) 0.62% 2.30%
17551 ULLOM 1,603 95.13% 0.56% 0.75% 0.37% 1.81% 1.37%
18128 URICH 1,536 93.88% 0.72% 0.46% 0.72% 1.37% 2.86%
18928 ULYSSE 1,442 1.32% 93.20% (S) (S) 2.50% 2.29%
19166 UPDEGRAFF 1,417 97.25% (S) (S) (S) 0.49% 1.48%
19306 URBANIAK 1,402 96.86% (S) (S) (S) 0.86% 1.71%
19907 ULMAN 1,349 96.74% (S) 0.74% (S) 0.59% 1.41%
19997 UHRIG 1,339 93.28% (S) 0.67% (S) 0.90% 4.56%
20116 UHRICH 1,328 95.41% (S) 0.45% (S) 1.36% 2.41%
20139 UYEDA 1,326 8.37% (S) 74.89% (S) 11.99% 4.52%
20364 UPPAL 1,305 4.75% (S) 91.03% (S) 2.38% 1.07%
20408 USELTON 1,302 95.47% (S) (S) 1.00% 1.23% 1.77%
20421 UBER 1,301 95.85% (S) 0.77% (S) 0.77% 1.92%
20780 UPADHYAY 1,271 2.36% (S) 93.71% 0.55% 2.83% (S)
20843 URANGA 1,266 14.30% 0.39% (S) 0.55% (S) 84.36%
20910 UMALI 1,260 3.73% (S) 90.71% (S) 3.89% 1.35%
21019 ULLERY 1,251 96.32% (S) 1.04% (S) 0.48% 1.92%
21413 UHLIG 1,221 94.84% (S) 0.74% (S) 1.72% 2.38%
21633 URICK 1,205 96.51% 0.50% 0.58% 0.00% 0.66% 1.74%
21940 ULREY 1,183 92.48% 0.42% 1.01% 0.93% 2.37% 2.79%
22081 USREY 1,173 93.44% (S) (S) 0.85% 2.30% 2.39%
22301 UCHIDA 1,156 10.29% (S) 78.81% (S) 7.96% 2.77%
22346 URENO 1,153 3.64% (S) 0.43% 0.00% (S) 95.84%
22856 UMPHREY 1,120 89.20% 7.05% (S) (S) 1.88% 1.34%
22906 URQUIDEZ 1,117 8.95% (S) (S) 1.70% 0.81% 88.18%
23283 UZZELL 1,094 57.77% 37.39% (S) (S) 1.83% 2.47%
23315 URIE 1,092 92.12% 2.75% (S) (S) 0.82% 3.57%
23532 ULBRICH 1,079 95.55% (S) 0.74% (S) 1.30% 2.22%
24186 UPHOFF 1,039 96.15% (S) 0.58% (S) 0.48% 2.50%
24222 UNZUETA 1,036 6.56% 0.48% (S) 0.87% (S) 91.89%
24260 URGILES 1,034 3.00% (S) (S) 0.00% 0.00% 96.81%
24260 ULLMANN 1,034 95.16% (S) 0.68% (S) 1.35% 2.42%
24431 UNREIN 1,025 95.90% (S) (S) 0.98% 0.78% 1.95%
24446 USMAN 1,024 6.74% 19.24% 65.63% 0.00% 5.18% 3.22%
24466 URIOSTE 1,023 15.54% (S) (S) (S) (S) 83.48%
24483 UTECHT 1,022 97.06% (S) (S) 0.59% 0.98% 0.98%
24855 URE 1,001 92.01% (S) 0.80% (S) 1.10% 5.39%

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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Last Names by Ancestry

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White

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Asian and Pacific Islander

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American Indian and Alaskan Native

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Data Source(s)

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