Most common surnames starting with C

According to the 1940 census, Clark was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'C', followed by Campbell and Carter. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Clark 1
Campbell 2
Carter 3
Cook 4
Collins 5
Cox 6
Cooper 7
Cole 8
Coleman 9
Carlson 10
Crawford 11
Cohen 12

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