Most common surnames starting with S

According to the 1940 census, Smith was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'S', followed by Scott and Stewart. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Smith 1
Scott 2
Stewart 3
Sullivan 4
Sanders 5
Stevens 6
Snyder 7
Simmons 8
Shaw 9
Stone 10
Schmidt 11
Simpson 12

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