Most common surnames starting with J

According to the 1940 census, Johnson was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'J', followed by Jones and Jackson. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Johnson 1
Jones 2
Jackson 3
James 4
Jenkins 5
Johnston 6
Jordan 7
Jacobs 8
Jensen 9
Jennings 10
Jacobson 11
Johns 12

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