Most common surnames starting with D

According to the 1940 census, Davis was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'D', followed by Dunn and Dixon. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Davis 1
Dunn 2
Dixon 3
Duncan 4
Day 5
Davidson 6
Dean 7
Daniels 8
Doyle 9
Dawson 10
Douglas 11
Daniel 12

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