Most common surnames starting with Y

According to the 1940 census, Young was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'Y', followed by Yates and York. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Young 1
Yates 2
York 3
Yoder 4
Yeager 5
Yost 6
Youngblood 7
Yarbrough 8
Yancey 9
Younger 10
Yount 11
Youngs 12

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