Most common surnames starting with R

According to the 1940 census, Robinson was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'R', followed by Roberts and Reed. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Robinson 1
Roberts 2
Reed 3
Rogers 4
Richardson 5
Ross 6
Russell 7
Reynolds 8
Robertson 9
Ryan 10
Rose 11
Rice 12

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