Most common surnames starting with U

According to the 1940 census, Underwood was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'U', followed by Urban and Unger. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Underwood 1
Urban 2
Unger 3
Upton 4
Ulrich 5
Upchurch 6
Ulmer 7
Underhill 8
Utley 9
Usher 10
Uhl 11
Upshaw 12

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