Most common surnames starting with B

According to the 1940 census, Brown was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'B', followed by Baker and Bell. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Brown 1
Baker 2
Bell 3
Bailey 4
Brooks 5
Bennett 6
Butler 7
Barnes 8
Burns 9
Bryant 10
Black 11
Boyd 12

* Based on population in the 1940 U.S. Census