Black Last Names Starting With F

Here are the most common Black or African American last names beginning with F in the United States.

Our list takes surnames from the 2010 census only if 50% or more holders declared that they were Black.

Of course, many African Americans have surnames that fall below this percentage. We simply use it as a cut-off for this list.

Details Behind The List

The U.S. census of 2010 included a question that asked if the person was Black or another ethnicity (or mix).

Our details include the black percentage in 2010 for each name. The census provides a percentage with two decimal points. We rounded it to a whole number.

We also checked the censuses of 1940 and 1910 for the number of people of each name who were documented as black.

This article uses the terms Black and African American interchangeably.

The public details from the 2010 census do not include nationality so our numbers cannot be exact. Take them as a guide.

Black Or African American Surnames Beginning With F

These names have at least one thousand bearers in the 2010 U.S. census.

The surnames are listed in order of how common they are in America.

Francois

The 2010 census had a total of 14,593 people with the last name Francois.

About 78% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 473 people named Francois were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 449 people of this name were documented as black.

Felder

The 2010 census had a total of 13,257 people with the last name Felder.

About 66% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 3,112 people named Felder were documented as black. However, there were no black holders of the name in the 1910 U.S. census.

Historic figures

Cain Hope Felder was born in 1943 in South Carolina. He was an elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church for many years.

His many academic credentials included a doctorate in biblical literature from Columbia University.

A renowned biblical scholar, Felder was the editor of a seminal collection of essays that highlighted the presence of Africa and Africans in the bible.

You can read an in-depth account of Felder and his work here.

Faison

The 2010 census had a total of 8,320 people with the last name Faison.

About 75% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 2,090 people named Faison were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 1,152 people of this name were documented as black.

Historic figures

Gwendolyn Faison was born in 1925 in Clinton, North Carolina. Her studies at Shaw University including building radios and other electronics.

Faison was hired RCA (Radio Corporation Of America), a major electronics company. During the war, she first worked on the assembly line. Her aptitude for maths led to being promoted to supervisor.

RCA supplied communications components to the U.S. Navy. Faison was featured in a film documentary called “Invisible Warriors” which focused on the contributions of African American women in WWII.

In her later life, she became Mayor of Camden, New Jersey. Faison was the first woman to hold the post. She served for two terms until deciding not to run for a third.

Fairley

The 2010 census had a total of 6,398 people with the last name Fairley.

About 63% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 1,125 people named Fairley were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 599 people of this name were documented as black.

Frierson

The 2010 census had a total of 5,923 people with the last name Frierson.

About 67% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 1,279 people named Frierson were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 918 people of this name were documented as black.

Flournoy

The 2010 census had a total of 5,344 people with the last name Flournoy.

About 50% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 733 people named Flournoy were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 460 people of this name were documented as black.

Forde

The 2010 census had a total of 5,031 people with the last name Forde.

About 50% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 131 people named Forde were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 63 people of this name were documented as black.

Fowlkes

The 2010 census had a total of 4,686 people with the last name Fowlkes.

About 52% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 470 people named Fowlkes were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 405 people of this name were documented as black.

Favors

The 2010 census had a total of 4,295 people with the last name Favors.

About 77% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 1,047 people named Favors were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 443 people of this name were documented as black.

Fortson

The 2010 census had a total of 4,273 people with the last name Fortson.

About 52% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 826 people named Fortson were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 596 people of this name were documented as black.

Fluker

The 2010 census had a total of 2,901 people with the last name Fluker.

About 72% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 666 people named Fluker were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 433 people of this name were documented as black.

Ferdinand

The 2010 census had a total of 2,690 people with the last name Ferdinand.

About 54% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 212 people named Ferdinand were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 45 people of this name were documented as black.

Funches

The 2010 census had a total of 2,242 people with the last name Funches.

About 83% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 351 people named Funches were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 268 people of this name were documented as black.

Frison

The 2010 census had a total of 2,140 people with the last name Frison.

About 67% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 426 people named Frison were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 132 people of this name were documented as black.

Fluellen

The 2010 census had a total of 2,074 people with the last name Fluellen.

About 91% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 470 people named Fluellen were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 251 people of this name were documented as black.

Fullwood

The 2010 census had a total of 2,018 people with the last name Fullwood.

About 60% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 246 people named Fullwood were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 120 people of this name were documented as black.

Fonville

The 2010 census had a total of 2,000 people with the last name Fonville.

About 52% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 261 people named Fonville were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 125 people of this name were documented as black.

Fells

The 2010 census had a total of 1,956 people with the last name Fells.

About 61% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 298 people named Fells were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 223 people of this name were documented as black.

Finklea

The 2010 census had a total of 1,948 people with the last name Finklea.

About 57% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 180 people named Finklea were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 83 people of this name were documented as black.

Ferebee

The 2010 census had a total of 1,839 people with the last name Ferebee.

About 56% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 192 people named Ferebee were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 195 people of this name were documented as black.

Fofana

The 2010 census had a total of 1,806 people with the last name Fofana.

About 95% identified as Black or African American.

Nobody of this name was documented as black in the 1900 or 1940 censuses.

Facey

The 2010 census had a total of 1,753 people with the last name Facey.

About 65% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 28 people named Facey were documented as black. However, there were no black holders of the name in the 1910 U.S. census.

Farquharson

The 2010 census had a total of 1,735 people with the last name Farquharson.

About 53% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 28 people named Farquharson were documented as black. However, there were no black holders of the name in the 1910 U.S. census.

Fenderson

The 2010 census had a total of 1,734 people with the last name Fenderson.

About 57% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 262 people named Fenderson were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 142 people of this name were documented as black.

Fulmore

The 2010 census had a total of 1,639 people with the last name Fulmore.

About 85% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 435 people named Fulmore were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 251 people of this name were documented as black.

Filsaime

The 2010 census had a total of 1,571 people with the last name Filsaime.

About 92% identified as Black or African American.

Nobody of this name was documented as black in the 1900 or 1940 censuses.

Fauntleroy

The 2010 census had a total of 1,466 people with the last name Fauntleroy.

About 74% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 249 people named Fauntleroy were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 247 people of this name were documented as black.

Flemings

The 2010 census had a total of 1,455 people with the last name Flemings.

About 64% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 718 people named Flemings were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 511 people of this name were documented as black.

Flakes

The 2010 census had a total of 1,397 people with the last name Flakes.

About 76% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 338 people named Flakes were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 177 people of this name were documented as black.

Farrior

The 2010 census had a total of 1,374 people with the last name Farrior.

About 56% identified as Black or African American.

134 people named Farrior were documented as black in the 1910 U.S. census. But in 1940 there were no holders of the name documented as black.

Fobbs

The 2010 census had a total of 1,317 people with the last name Fobbs.

About 90% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 272 people named Fobbs were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 135 people of this name were documented as black.

Folkes

The 2010 census had a total of 1,254 people with the last name Folkes.

About 53% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 93 people named Folkes were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 21 people of this name were documented as black.

Fludd

The 2010 census had a total of 1,239 people with the last name Fludd.

About 87% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 275 people named Fludd were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 157 people of this name were documented as black.

Funchess

The 2010 census had a total of 1,228 people with the last name Funchess.

About 76% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 269 people named Funchess were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 55 people of this name were documented as black.

Frederic

The 2010 census had a total of 1,222 people with the last name Frederic.

About 50% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 71 people named Frederic were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 69 people of this name were documented as black.

Faulks

The 2010 census had a total of 1,191 people with the last name Faulks.

About 51% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 174 people named Faulks were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 93 people of this name were documented as black.

Footman

The 2010 census had a total of 1,190 people with the last name Footman.

About 80% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 244 people named Footman were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 176 people of this name were documented as black.

Fomby

The 2010 census had a total of 1,166 people with the last name Fomby.

About 60% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 139 people named Fomby were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 55 people of this name were documented as black.

Fullard

The 2010 census had a total of 1,149 people with the last name Fullard.

About 69% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 259 people named Fullard were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 100 people of this name were documented as black.

Frimpong

The 2010 census had a total of 1,147 people with the last name Frimpong.

About 96% identified as Black or African American.

Nobody of this name was documented as black in the 1900 or 1940 censuses.

Fambro

The 2010 census had a total of 1,128 people with the last name Fambro.

About 70% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 265 people named Fambro were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 194 people of this name were documented as black.

Fenelon

The 2010 census had a total of 1,111 people with the last name Fenelon.

About 62% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 6 people named Fenelon were documented as black. However, there were no black holders of the name in the 1910 U.S. census.

Flythe

The 2010 census had a total of 1,110 people with the last name Flythe.

About 59% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 97 people named Flythe were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 86 people of this name were documented as black.

Flemister

The 2010 census had a total of 1,056 people with the last name Flemister.

About 70% identified as Black or African American.

In the 1940 U.S. census, 277 people named Flemister were documented as black.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 141 people of this name were documented as black.

More Black Last Names Beginning With F

These names had under one thousand bearers in the 2010 U.S. census.

Between 700 and 999 bearers

Last NameTotal% Black
Fedrick99758%
Faustin99286%
Freeney93280%
Fullilove91265%
Frett89951%
Fason89550%
Fontenette85884%
Fulwood83557%
Fayne83262%
Fantroy77088%
Frieson76982%
Fils76785%
Franklyn70951%

Index Of Black Last Names

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