Most common surnames starting with E

According to the 1940 census, Evans was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'E', followed by Edwards and Ellis. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Evans 1
Edwards 2
Ellis 3
Elliott 4
Erickson 5
Eaton 6
English 7
Ellison 8
Everett 9
Ewing 10
Emerson 11
Elder 12

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