Most common surnames starting with H

According to the 1940 census, Harris was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'H', followed by Hall and Hill. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Harris 1
Hall 2
Hill 3
Howard 4
Hughes 5
Henderson 6
Hamilton 7
Hayes 8
Harrison 9
Hoffman 10
Henry 11
Hunt 12

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