Most common surnames starting with Z

According to the 1940 census, Zimmerman was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'Z', followed by Ziegler and Zimmer. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Zimmerman 1
Ziegler 2
Zimmer 3
Zeigler 4
Zeller 5
Zink 6
Zielinski 7
Zinn 8
Zook 9
Zahn 10
Zemmerman 11
Zimmermann 12

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