Lopez Everywhere: More than One Third of U.S. Surnames are Latino
In 1990, there was no Latino surname among the top 15 more common surnames in the U.S. In 2000, there were four. And in 2010, there were six: Garcia, Rodriguez, Martine, Hernandez, Lopez and Gonzalez, according a Census Bureau analysis released last week.
"Smith" keeps number 1 on the list, followed by “Johnson” and “Williams”, but "Garcia" has become 6th on the list. Trend indicates that in 2020 the list could include Hispanic surnames on the top of the list.
The ascendancy of the Hispanic names reflects both the surge of immigrants from Latin America over the last several decades and the fact that Hispanic surnames tend to be less diverse (a disproportionate 16 percent of Hispanic people have one of the top 10 Hispanic names).
As reported in The New York Times on Friday.