Most common surnames starting with L

According to the 1940 census, Lewis was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'L', followed by Lee and Long. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Lewis 1
Lee 2
Long 3
Larson 4
Lane 5
Lynch 6
Lawrence 7
Lawson 8
Little 9
Leonard 10
Lucas 11
Lowe 12

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