Almost Extinct Last Names In America

There are several thousand last names that are almost extinct in the United States. Some may be spelling variations of more common names. Other last names are unique. You can judge for yourself when you scroll through our list of over 5,000 near extinct last names. How To Identify Last Names That Are Nearly Extinct … Read more

Over 1,000 Rare Last Names In America

The U.S. census lets us figure out what are the rarest names in America. Are you looking for uncommon names for a story? The chances are low that you or anyone you know will have met someone with one of these names. If you are wondering about a specific name, we have a separate article … Read more

Big List Of Nicknames For Genealogy

When you’re searching for ancestors and relatives in old documents, you will find that sometimes their nickname was used instead of the first name on their birth record. Some nicknames are fairly obvious, with a “y” tacked onto the end of the formal name. But when you scroll through our list, you’ll be scratching your … Read more

How Rare Is My Last Name? (How To Check)

This article shows you how to use our simple online tool to check how rare your last name is in the United States. We’ve also got instructions on how to check the popularity of your name across the world. Why do some last names become increasingly uncommon? We’ll explain how this happens, and give you … Read more