179 Most Common Last Names Beginning with Z

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

Currently, the most popular last name beginning with Z in America is Zimmerman, with a total count of 83,265 people who have the surname. The surname Zimmerman occurs roughly 28 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 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
379 ZIMMERMAN 83,265 93.84% 2.32% 0.52% 0.30% 1.18% 1.85%
472 ZHANG 70,125 0.99% 0.16% 98.06% 0.02% 0.62% 0.15%
540 ZAMORA 61,729 5.38% 0.31% 2.52% 0.26% 0.33% 91.21%
600 ZUNIGA 56,347 4.45% 0.48% 0.75% 0.23% 0.16% 93.92%
667 ZAVALA 51,153 3.29% 0.20% 0.18% 0.09% 0.12% 96.13%
1082 ZAPATA 32,274 5.80% 0.41% 1.15% 0.12% 0.24% 92.28%
1209 ZEPEDA 29,252 4.07% 0.22% 0.30% 0.37% 0.18% 94.86%
1400 ZIEGLER 25,351 92.36% 2.78% 0.71% 0.50% 1.39% 2.26%
1409 ZHENG 25,242 0.74% (S) 98.02% (S) 0.92% 0.20%
1532 ZHOU 23,437 0.98% 0.18% 98.20% (S) 0.51% (S)
1613 ZHAO 22,301 0.96% 0.13% 98.11% 0.02% 0.52% 0.26%
1694 ZHU 21,265 0.88% (S) 98.23% (S) 0.58% 0.16%
1713 ZARATE 20,992 4.04% 0.25% 2.02% 0.19% 0.22% 93.28%
1897 ZARAGOZA 18,908 3.93% 0.26% 1.79% 0.20% 0.30% 93.52%
2111 ZIMMER 17,146 95.62% 0.33% 0.61% 0.41% 1.09% 1.94%
2117 ZAMBRANO 17,092 6.64% 0.22% 1.35% 0.09% 0.30% 91.40%
2742 ZEIGLER 13,135 74.11% 21.79% 0.59% 0.37% 1.57% 1.57%
2886 ZELAYA 12,448 4.25% 1.05% 0.39% 0.06% 0.19% 94.06%
3174 ZAMUDIO 11,384 4.35% 0.14% 0.58% 0.13% 0.12% 94.68%
3256 ZIELINSKI 11,087 95.82% 0.33% 0.52% 0.14% 1.03% 2.16%
3370 ZELLER 10,595 94.93% 0.50% 0.49% 0.36% 1.28% 2.44%
3613 ZOOK 9,824 96.74% 0.31% 0.33% 0.19% 1.18% 1.25%
3882 ZINK 9,134 95.22% 0.70% 0.67% 0.33% 1.27% 1.82%
4414 ZAYAS 8,045 8.07% 1.13% 0.68% 0.19% 0.16% 89.77%
4662 ZENG 7,605 1.43% (S) 97.48% (S) 0.72% 0.21%
4820 ZAMARRIPA 7,322 4.71% 0.14% 0.12% 0.08% 0.19% 94.76%
4942 ZIMMERMANN 7,123 93.77% 0.66% 0.91% 0.15% 1.18% 3.33%
5198 ZACHARY 6,724 73.42% 20.61% 0.70% 0.57% 2.22% 2.48%
5695 ZAHN 6,086 93.95% 0.38% 1.17% 0.94% 1.38% 2.19%
5961 ZINN 5,774 91.22% 3.74% 0.87% 0.54% 1.70% 1.94%
6088 ZACARIAS 5,633 4.63% 0.60% 2.56% 0.28% 0.28% 91.64%
6444 ZAJAC 5,270 96.98% 0.25% 0.47% 0.00% 0.66% 1.63%
6461 ZITO 5,257 94.58% 0.40% 0.67% 0.13% 0.95% 3.27%
6540 ZAK 5,177 96.08% 0.56% 0.64% 0.10% 0.68% 1.95%
6754 ZHONG 4,991 1.12% (S) 97.98% (S) 0.54% 0.24%
6761 ZENDEJAS 4,988 3.05% (S) 0.22% 0.22% (S) 96.39%
7020 ZURITA 4,770 4.57% 0.42% 0.90% (S) (S) 93.88%
7353 ZORN 4,531 93.69% 2.07% 0.68% 0.15% 1.06% 2.34%
7373 ZANDER 4,518 92.41% 2.94% 0.55% 0.53% 1.46% 2.10%
7408 ZOU 4,493 1.09% 0.42% 97.69% (S) 0.45% (S)
7478 ZERMENO 4,455 5.10% 0.18% 0.52% 0.40% 0.11% 93.69%
7637 ZABALA 4,348 10.03% 0.46% 13.16% 0.18% 1.17% 75.00%
7983 ZACK 4,141 93.50% 0.99% 0.94% 0.65% 1.13% 2.78%
8380 ZUBER 3,950 91.95% 4.10% 0.81% 0.25% 1.01% 1.87%
8419 ZAMORANO 3,926 4.20% 0.23% 0.28% (S) (S) 95.06%
8572 ZEMAN 3,843 95.65% 0.21% 0.91% 0.44% 0.94% 1.85%
8626 ZUCKER 3,813 95.59% 0.60% 0.79% 0.16% 1.18% 1.68%
8629 ZALEWSKI 3,812 97.22% (S) 0.42% (S) 0.81% 1.02%
8641 ZACHARIAS 3,805 82.58% 1.31% 9.49% 0.42% 1.47% 4.73%
8687 ZAZUETA 3,782 3.23% (S) (S) 0.69% 0.21% 95.66%
8789 ZUCKERMAN 3,731 95.60% (S) 0.96% (S) 0.94% 2.12%
8808 ZABEL 3,717 96.29% 0.22% 0.27% 0.27% 1.10% 1.86%
8865 ZAMAN 3,694 9.42% 0.97% 84.52% 0.35% 3.90% 0.84%
8941 ZHEN 3,661 0.57% (S) 98.63% (S) 0.46% 0.27%
9451 ZALESKI 3,442 95.87% (S) 0.76% (S) 1.45% 1.37%
9511 ZELLNER 3,417 81.12% 13.49% 0.32% 1.17% 1.64% 2.25%
9818 ZAPIEN 3,298 4.40% (S) 0.39% 0.27% (S) 94.69%
10339 ZUMWALT 3,115 93.32% 0.29% 0.77% 1.09% 1.93% 2.60%
10505 ZENO 3,055 30.15% 50.70% (S) (S) 1.90% 16.40%
10520 ZELL 3,049 94.62% 0.56% 0.62% 0.30% 1.44% 2.46%
10555 ZAVALETA 3,036 3.99% (S) (S) 0.00% (S) 95.82%
10620 ZEHR 3,015 96.12% (S) 0.66% (S) 1.09% 1.59%
10697 ZELLERS 2,988 93.67% 3.21% 0.50% 0.40% 0.57% 1.64%
11104 ZUKOWSKI 2,857 96.53% 0.49% 0.53% 0.00% 1.02% 1.44%
11122 ZAIDI 2,851 7.02% 0.84% 86.60% 0.42% 3.40% 1.72%
11204 ZIEMBA 2,821 96.92% (S) 0.39% (S) 0.92% 1.35%
11343 ZASTROW 2,781 96.84% (S) (S) 0.58% 0.72% 1.29%
11404 ZIRKLE 2,765 95.62% 0.18% 0.69% 0.76% 1.27% 1.48%
11502 ZANE 2,735 76.86% 1.83% 9.58% 1.21% 5.34% 5.19%
11746 ZOLLER 2,667 93.18% (S) 1.39% (S) 2.70% 2.17%
11946 ZAMARRON 2,617 5.62% (S) (S) 0.34% 0.42% 93.31%
12884 ZERBE 2,388 94.26% 0.34% 0.75% 0.54% 1.88% 2.22%
12948 ZAREMBA 2,372 96.59% (S) 0.51% (S) 1.01% 1.43%
13065 ZEHNER 2,350 93.83% 2.09% 0.68% 0.30% 1.57% 1.53%
13101 ZUBIA 2,340 5.85% 0.21% 0.51% (S) (S) 93.25%
13166 ZIEMER 2,322 96.21% (S) 0.39% (S) 1.77% 1.34%
13251 ZARCO 2,304 3.95% (S) 1.43% 0.30% (S) 94.05%
13360 ZIOLKOWSKI 2,281 96.93% (S) (S) 0.26% 0.61% 1.89%
13407 ZWICK 2,273 96.66% (S) 0.26% (S) 0.70% 2.20%
13506 ZELLMER 2,246 96.35% 0.27% 0.53% 0.31% 0.93% 1.60%
13721 ZALDIVAR 2,206 6.12% 0.82% 2.36% (S) (S) 90.34%
14252 ZANG 2,103 66.00% 1.00% 29.43% 0.52% 1.43% 1.62%
14528 ZULLO 2,052 93.81% (S) 1.12% (S) 1.02% 3.75%
14549 ZIELKE 2,048 95.12% (S) 0.68% (S) 1.22% 2.59%
14591 ZAMBRANA 2,040 9.12% 0.83% (S) (S) 0.39% 89.31%
14591 ZANDERS 2,040 20.93% 72.40% 0.39% 0.29% 3.24% 2.75%
14713 ZIGLER 2,019 80.63% 13.82% 0.50% 0.64% 2.63% 1.78%
14739 ZAKRZEWSKI 2,016 96.58% (S) 0.64% (S) 0.99% 1.49%
15033 ZOELLER 1,965 97.10% (S) 0.31% (S) 0.76% 1.48%
15309 ZACHERY 1,917 21.23% 72.09% (S) (S) 4.33% 1.98%
15363 ZAWACKI 1,909 96.86% (S) (S) 0.37% 1.10% 1.26%
15442 ZOLLINGER 1,897 95.41% 0.32% 0.47% 0.42% 1.58% 1.79%
15579 ZULUAGA 1,877 6.77% (S) 1.17% (S) 0.37% 91.58%
15692 ZAFAR 1,859 7.42% (S) 83.38% (S) 6.51% 1.67%
15712 ZORRILLA 1,856 5.44% 0.59% 2.05% (S) (S) 91.49%
15806 ZYLSTRA 1,842 96.47% (S) 0.49% (S) 0.49% 2.17%
15978 ZELEDON 1,817 6.71% 0.88% (S) (S) 0.33% 91.74%
16087 ZERINGUE 1,800 95.44% 2.39% (S) (S) 0.56% 1.33%
16147 ZERTUCHE 1,792 9.71% (S) (S) 0.33% 0.84% 88.62%
16150 ZEITLER 1,791 96.43% 0.28% 0.67% 0.28% 0.89% 1.45%
16519 ZEBROWSKI 1,739 94.88% 1.04% (S) (S) 1.09% 2.24%
16544 ZICK 1,735 96.31% (S) (S) 0.46% 0.81% 1.84%
17014 ZEIGER 1,670 95.21% 0.72% 0.30% 0.30% 0.84% 2.63%
17481 ZEHNDER 1,612 96.22% (S) 0.43% (S) 1.18% 1.80%
17502 ZORNES 1,610 94.66% 0.00% 0.31% 0.31% 1.74% 2.98%
17745 ZACHER 1,579 93.79% (S) (S) 1.27% 1.77% 2.60%
17958 ZARAZUA 1,556 2.63% 0.00% (S) 0.00% (S) 97.04%
17958 ZOBEL 1,556 95.05% (S) 1.29% (S) 1.16% 1.80%
17975 ZACH 1,554 95.30% 0.32% 0.45% 0.39% 1.42% 2.12%
18090 ZEH 1,540 93.18% 1.69% 1.04% (S) (S) 3.25%
18144 ZERR 1,534 94.39% 0.33% 0.46% 0.72% 1.37% 2.74%
18218 ZEPP 1,527 95.81% 0.33% 0.33% 0.39% 0.98% 2.16%
18246 ZYCH 1,523 97.24% (S) 0.33% (S) 0.59% 1.58%
18317 ZHUANG 1,513 0.93% (S) 98.02% 0.00% 0.93% (S)
18423 ZURAWSKI 1,503 97.67% (S) 0.40% (S) 0.60% 1.20%
18486 ZIA 1,495 23.14% (S) 67.56% (S) 6.29% 2.27%
18572 ZACKERY 1,485 18.32% 74.34% 0.40% 0.67% 4.04% 2.22%
18660 ZOELLNER 1,474 96.81% (S) 0.41% (S) 1.29% 1.29%
18858 ZAGORSKI 1,450 96.62% (S) (S) 0.62% 0.55% 1.72%
18928 ZUREK 1,442 95.63% (S) 0.49% (S) 1.04% 2.36%
19062 ZONA 1,428 95.73% (S) 0.56% (S) 0.98% 2.24%
19123 ZELINSKI 1,422 95.29% (S) 0.56% (S) 1.27% 2.39%
19398 ZABOROWSKI 1,393 97.49% (S) 0.36% (S) 0.43% 1.65%
19823 ZAKI 1,356 71.83% (S) 17.26% (S) 3.61% 3.69%
19911 ZENON 1,348 13.72% 44.14% 3.41% 0.00% 3.19% 35.53%
19924 ZAWADZKI 1,347 96.36% (S) (S) 0.00% 0.52% 2.67%
19966 ZURCHER 1,343 93.60% (S) (S) 1.34% 1.34% 3.05%
20019 ZEA 1,337 31.04% 0.52% 0.52% 0.00% 0.52% 67.39%
20029 ZOLL 1,336 94.61% (S) 0.67% (S) 1.80% 2.40%
20157 ZECH 1,324 96.45% 0.38% (S) (S) 0.83% 1.81%
20216 ZION 1,318 89.83% 4.40% 0.99% 0.68% 2.20% 1.90%
20239 ZIEBELL 1,315 94.37% (S) 0.91% (S) 2.13% 2.43%
20299 ZAGER 1,310 93.97% 0.38% 1.07% 0.00% 1.76% 2.82%
20408 ZICKEFOOSE 1,302 96.54% (S) (S) 0.46% 1.38% 1.23%
20617 ZWEIFEL 1,285 95.41% (S) 0.86% (S) 1.40% 1.48%
20961 ZUIDEMA 1,256 96.58% (S) (S) 0.48% 0.80% 1.91%
20996 ZIMA 1,253 95.13% (S) 0.72% (S) 1.60% 1.92%
21048 ZARTMAN 1,249 97.76% (S) (S) (S) 0.40% 1.28%
21330 ZAHNER 1,228 95.03% 0.00% (S) (S) 2.44% 1.95%
21439 ZETINA 1,219 5.00% 2.63% 0.74% (S) (S) 90.81%
21524 ZEVALLOS 1,213 8.49% (S) 0.41% 0.00% (S) 90.93%
21842 ZUPAN 1,190 94.87% 0.67% (S) (S) 1.34% 2.27%
21940 ZWART 1,183 97.38% (S) 0.93% (S) 0.76% 0.76%
21986 ZUK 1,180 95.85% (S) 0.59% (S) 1.10% 2.29%
22081 ZEMKE 1,173 95.40% (S) (S) 0.60% 0.85% 2.64%
22201 ZATARAIN 1,162 10.76% (S) 1.55% (S) (S) 87.18%
22319 ZUEHLKE 1,155 94.55% 0.43% 1.47% 0.00% 1.82% 1.73%
22359 ZABRISKIE 1,152 92.62% 2.08% 0.52% 0.52% 1.22% 3.04%
22404 ZUCK 1,149 95.13% (S) (S) 1.13% 1.91% 1.13%
22450 ZENNER 1,146 95.38% (S) 0.52% (S) 1.05% 2.88%
22481 ZIPPERER 1,144 95.28% 0.96% 0.61% 0.87% 1.66% 0.61%
22573 ZIEMANN 1,138 94.11% (S) 0.70% (S) 1.41% 2.81%
22838 ZENTZ 1,121 95.72% (S) 0.89% (S) 1.07% 1.25%
22838 ZWEIG 1,121 94.56% 0.45% 0.54% 0.00% 0.89% 3.57%
23019 ZAPPIA 1,110 93.78% 0.45% (S) (S) 0.90% 4.41%
23120 ZHAN 1,104 1.90% 0.54% 96.38% 0.00% 0.72% 0.45%
23185 ZAPPA 1,100 96.45% (S) 0.91% (S) (S) 1.91%
23238 ZWICKER 1,097 94.90% (S) (S) 1.00% 1.46% 2.01%
23283 ZAHID 1,094 8.68% (S) 85.56% (S) 3.93% 1.10%
23315 ZUNO 1,092 5.49% (S) 1.83% 0.46% (S) 91.67%
23333 ZMUDA 1,091 96.88% (S) 0.73% (S) 0.92% 0.92%
23555 ZUERCHER 1,078 96.85% (S) 0.83% (S) 0.93% 1.11%
23647 ZEITZ 1,072 95.62% (S) 0.93% (S) 1.59% 1.59%
23691 ZUNDEL 1,069 95.04% (S) 0.84% (S) 1.12% 2.06%
23768 ZUPANCIC 1,064 95.68% (S) (S) (S) 0.75% 2.82%
23866 ZINKE 1,058 94.14% (S) 0.57% (S) 1.89% 2.46%
23920 ZUBIATE 1,055 6.92% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00% 92.51%
23957 ZIPP 1,053 94.78% (S) 0.85% (S) 1.23% 2.18%
24049 ZAHLER 1,048 95.61% (S) (S) 0.86% 0.76% 1.81%
24090 ZIRBEL 1,045 96.65% (S) 0.48% 0.57% (S) 1.63%
24186 ZAUGG 1,039 94.61% (S) (S) 2.12% 0.77% 1.92%
24201 ZIEBARTH 1,038 96.82% (S) (S) 0.96% 1.06% 0.87%
24325 ZENTENO 1,031 3.59% (S) (S) 0.00% 0.00% 96.22%
24388 ZELENKA 1,027 96.11% (S) 0.78% (S) 1.46% 1.36%
24404 ZENTNER 1,026 95.81% (S) (S) 0.49% 0.78% 2.44%
24517 ZAMBITO 1,020 92.75% 0.49% (S) (S) 1.67% 4.80%
24762 ZUCCARO 1,006 96.62% (S) (S) (S) (S) 2.19%
24787 ZAPF 1,005 95.22% (S) 1.19% (S) 1.79% 1.39%
24822 ZEIDAN 1,003 85.94% 1.00% 1.60% 0.00% 8.87% 2.59%

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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