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 on how to check how rare your last name is.

Rarest Last Names In America

These 1,279 names belong to only one hundred persons in the United States census of 2010.

This makes them amongst the rarest of last names in America. Some may be spelling variants of more common names.

If you’re curious about names that are even more rare, check out our separate list of last names that are nearly extinct in America.

Rare American names starting with A

Altmark is an interesting name in this section. It is Germanic in origin. Historically, the name described a region near Hamburg.

People from that area would have taken the name.

The name is perhaps best known for the “Altmark Incident” that occurred in 1940 during the Second World War. A German tanker named Altmark was boarded by the British navy to rescue prisoners of war.

Aarseth
Abarra
Abbarno
Abdalian
Abdikarim
Abdulhameed
Abelli
Acott
Adamchick
Addyman
Adenekan
Afify
Agapov
Aguzzi
Aiyer
Akturk
Alagoz
Alazar
Albanesi
Albera
Alcibar
Aleszczyk
Alfone
Allaband
Allemon
Alop
Alsaedy
Alsing
Alspuro
Altiero
Altmark
Aluru

More rare A names

Apprill is probably a spelling variant of April which is derived from the Latin “Aprilis” (and refers to the month).

Angliss has more popular variants like Inglis and English. The origins of Inglis are in Scotland, where the name was conferred on people from England.

Amarando
Amid
Ammen
Amspoker
Ananthanarayana
Andreottola
Angaiak
Angelidis
Angliss
Ansardi
Anseth
Antanaitis
Apprill
Aragaki
Arante
Ardolf
Arella
Argeris
Aripez
Arlitt
Arneja
Arop
Arrott
Asciolla
Ashes
Asinas
Assan
Atonal
Auda
Aunspaugh
Avanzino
Aydemir

Rare American names starting with B

At first glance, Brownsword sounds like an English name that should be more common!

It may be an occupational name conferred on a soldier.

It may also be a variant of the name Bransford. A ford in Old English was (and still is) a shallow place to cross a river. Bransford is a town in England by a river. The name may have been given to people from the town.

Bracaglia
Braile
Bratti
Bressett
Breyne
Brezee
Brihm
Brofsky
Bromage
Brownsword
Bruener
Brugos
Bucchieri
Buglino
Bular
Bullara
Bungum
Burgdoff
Buschini
Buschlen
Buthman
Butrymowicz
Buttaccio
Byroad

Starting with C

“Catholic” is an interesting name to see becoming so rare.

Choquet is of French origin. The word in Old French referred to a tax placed on food and drink. The name was conferred on the people who collected the taxes.

Cannavale
Capenter
Capicotto
Caporossi
Cardonick
Carels
Carpiniello
Casalinuovo
Catholic
Cavalari
Caveda
Cayette
Celiceo
Celorio
Ceran
Challgren
Champi
Chandanais
Chaparala
Charriere
Chastaine
Chavie
Checki
Cheramy
Chernega
Chidichimo
Chillogallo
Chlebus
Chlipala
Choquet
Chorro
Choubey
Chudik
Ciacciarelli
Ciapponi

More C names

My eye was caught by Conyngham in this list because I’ve stayed in a hotel in Ireland named “The Conyngham Arms”.

The name is of Celtic origins. It’s derived from the Old Irish word “Conn” that means a chief. The descendants of a chief would adopt the name.

If you’re wondering why it’s so rare (there were plenty of clan chiefs!), the variant Cunningham is much more popular.

Cinquina
Ciummo
Clendon
Clerget
Clodgo
Closter
Cluka
Clyborne
Coahran
Cobbadams
Cochard
Cognevich
Colarelli
Colaric
Colemere
Collatz
Colmone
Colthorp
Compoli
Concord
Conyngham
Copperman
Coratti
Corbel
Corbisier
Cordeira
Cosart
Cothrum
Cousland
Cracchiola
Crezee
Cripple
Crisolo
Cuatianquiz
Culclasure
Cupak
Cyriacks

Beginning with D

Dadkhah
Dahar
Dahlhausen
Dakos
Dalangin
Daling
Dallarosa
Dalu
Damianos
Danehower
Darder
Dasho
Dasrat
Datesman
Dawahare
Dechane
Dechurch
Defendorf
Delatejera
Delbaugh
Delesky
Delizio
Dellapolla
Dellegrazie
Dellenbaugh
Delphonse
Demanett
Demeri
Demessie
Dendekker
Denetsosie
Dennerline
Depperman
Derice
Derivan
Dero
Desane
Desierto
Desteno
Devictoria
Devorce
Dicent
Dierksheide
Dietzmann
Difillippo
Dimova
Dionizio
Diterlizzi
Ditlefsen
Dmytryk
Dobben
Dobron
Dochniak
Dokas
Dolivo
Doneski
Donev
Donitzen
Donlea
Donnermeyer
Doriott
Dornquast
Dorzweiler
Dotan
Dotstry
Douthwaite
Doxon
Drackley
Drahn
Driggars
Drob
Drobac
Drube
Dubecky
Dubman
Dubre
Dubreus
Ducette
Duckstein
Duncalf
Dupaty
Durai
Duraku
Dybvig
Dzamba
Dziomba

Beginning with E

Eggelston
Egues
Eidinger
Eigenheer
Ekundayo
Eliav
Ellensohn
Elsberg
Eltrich
Elyard
Emanus
Erazmus
Erdrich
Erkes
Estby
Estreicher
Eswaran
Eule
Eurick
Ezzelle

Beginning with F

Fabrigas
Fafalios
Faichney
Faifer
Falge
Falkosky
Falto
Favers
Featheringham
Fed
Felicie
Feneck
Fentanes
Feragen
Fernandezperez
Ferragut
Ferralez
Ferrazzi
Fetchik
Feterl
Feyrer
Ficano
Fichtl
Fiegenbaum
Fierek
Finnimore
Fit
Fitak
Fitzgerld
Flachbart
Flandermeyer
Floccari
Floding
Florit
Flugga
Flumerfelt
Fluno
Fogell
Forghani
Fotiades
Fransted
Franxman
Freauff
Freeto
Freling
Frenza
Frieszell
Froelke
Fronning
Furrier
Furs
Fusting

Beginning with G

Gaffoor
Gajewsky
Gajus
Galownia
Gancayco
Gandulla
Gangewere
Gantan
Garciarobles
Garciavilla
Garet
Garraty
Garsow
Garzillo
Gasbarra
Gawlick
Gayhardt
Gaylard
Gazaryan
Geistweidt
Geiswite
Gellerson
Genese
Genia
Genise
Gentillon
Gerew
Germinal
Gessele
Getrost
Gettemeier
Getzel
Gezahegn
Ghaith
Ghramm
Gidding
Gidlund
Giesinger
Gillory
Gimbrone
Ginart
Gisser
Gladhart
Gleit
Glenning
Gobrogge
Gohsman
Golant
Gomezaguilar
Goodgine
Gorash
Gorrepati
Goscicki
Gottsman
Govitz
Goze
Grandahl
Grandone
Grayham
Grazian
Gredell
Greggo
Greski
Grethen
Grigoras
Grigorenko
Griles
Grimminger
Grisco
Grisi
Grubor
Guana
Guaraldi
Gudahl
Gudmestad
Guella
Guillebeaux
Gumper
Gumpher
Guzenski
Gwinup
Gyllenskog

Beginning with H

Haasz
Halencak
Hanagriff
Handelong
Handsel
Hankammer
Hanschu
Hap
Harhay
Harnedy
Hasenzahl
Hashaw
Haskan
Hassim
Hatam
Hatathlie
Hatzenbeller
Hausherr
Hayda
Healon
Hedaya
Hedum
Hehnly
Heidtbrink
Heiligenthal
Heizelman
Heldmann
Hellenberg
Hendriex
Hening
Henris
Hepple
Herding
Hernandezsilva
Herns
Hestor
Hichens
Higdem
Hillison
Hilverding
Himenes
Hinjosa
Hinsen
Hipsman
Hiyama
Hnatow
Hobock
Hocott
Hodgett
Hoefker
Hoenigman
Hofschneider
Hofsess
Hohrein
Hoig
Hoistad
Hollback
Hombs
Horsefield
Hortsch
Hovagimian
Hradsky
Hubrig
Hudiburgh
Huertamartinez
Huffstuttler
Hulls
Humana
Humenansky
Hurdt
Hysjulien

Beginning with I

Icedo
Idelfonso
Ieong
Ihns
Illan
Imamoto
Imbriglio
Ionadi
Isard
Isunza
Itokazu
Ivanhoe
Iznaga
Izyk

Beginning with J

Jackling
Jaffal
Jagnarine
Jar
Javaux
Javernick
Jeckell
Jenes
Jentry
Jeras
Jeri
Jerich
Jestus
Joblin
Johnmeyer
Jollimore
Jonen
Jonguitud
Juchem

Beginning with K

Kahrl
Kajfasz
Kampenga
Kampling
Kapellen
Kapenga
Kapron
Karhan
Karlheim
Karmen
Kasprak
Kastin
Katje
Katsos
Katzmark
Keery
Kehley
Kehrig
Keisner
Keizur
Kellebrew
Kempert
Kentala
Kepaa
Kerezsi
Kerzic
Khabra
Khatcherian
Khatra
Kiechle
Kilgrow
Kingren
Kiyono
Klabenes
Kleinhaus
Klemczak
Klemesrud
Klinkman
Klous
Knakmuhs
Kneser
Kohanteb
Kohlhofer
Kolodner
Kolodzie
Kolsch
Konietzko
Kormendy
Korosi
Korotkov
Korslin
Koseki
Kosierowski
Kotian
Kottmeyer
Kreisle
Krentzman
Krichmar
Kronbach
Kronish
Kruglov
Kucaba
Kucks
Kuczaj
Kuerzi
Kurella
Kuric
Kurley
Kurose
Kustermann
Kustka
Kuza
Kuzminsky
Kuzo
Kwaterski
Kwo

Beginning with L

Labello
Labiosa
Labua
Lacunza
Laferrera
Laguerra
Lahde
Lakies
Lalumondier
Lambart
Lamielle
Lamot
Lamprea
Langosch
Lanquist
Lansberg
Lanzetti
Larnard
Latcha
Lathram
Laudie
Lavanchy
Lazarowitz
Lazcon
Leberknight
Leenheer
Lefew
Lehosit
Lemann
Lemonis
Leneghan
Lepka
Lesse
Letteney
Letters
Leytham
Lhotsky
Lidie
Lienke
Lietch
Lille
Lippiello
Llama
Lledo
Lodhia
Longstreath
Loriga
Lothschutz
Louisell
Loukides
Lour
Lovrin
Lowthorp
Luescher
Luettgen
Lunsmann
Lusis
Lwanga
Lyddy
Lyngholm

Beginning with M

Madrey
Madris
Madvig
Magelitz
Mahlan
Maiani
Makas
Malander
Malendez
Malixi
Malkoff
Mallien
Mallos
Maloles
Maluf
Malyshev
Manha
Manucci
Marabito
Mardi
Mareschal
Mariman
Marita
Marjama
Martinage
Marudas
Maruf
Marva
Mascagni
Masdon
Mastaw
Matthesen
Mattiucci
Mattiuz
Mavrides
Mazaika
Mazewski
Mccallops
Mcclaskie
Mcfoy
Mcgauvran
Mchellon
Mcilhany
Mcmyne
Mcormick
Mcspirit
Mcteigue
Meczywor
Medinagomez
Melgren
Menhorn
Menichetti
Menichino
Merales
Mercereau
Merimee
Mernin
Mersfelder
Meskan
Mesley
Mezzell
Mickelberg
Micolta
Middleswarth
Migoya
Mihalow
Mihas
Mikulan
Mikulskis
Mincheff
Minnerath
Miquelon
Misal
Mishchuk
Mittlesteadt
Moku
Molenhouse
Momcilovic
Monguia
Monteferrante
Monterey
Moramartinez
Morbeck
Morledge
Morovich
Mosheyev
Moshinsky
Moson
Motch
Moxcey
Muckelvaney
Muenich
Mulally
Mullica
Mustone
Mutty
Muzic
Mascagni
Masdon
Mastaw
Matthesen
Mattiucci
Mattiuz
Mavrides
Mazaika
Mazewski
Mccallops
Mcclaskie
Mcfoy
Mcgauvran
Mchellon
Mcilhany
Mcmyne
Mcormick
Mcspirit
Mcteigue
Meczywor
Medinagomez
Melgren
Menhorn
Menichetti
Menichino
Merales
Mercereau
Merimee
Mernin
Mersfelder
Meskan
Mesley
Mezzell
Mickelberg
Micolta
Middleswarth
Migoya
Mihalow
Mihas
Mikulan
Mikulskis
Mincheff
Minnerath
Miquelon
Misal
Mishchuk
Mittlesteadt
Moku
Molenhouse
Momcilovic
Monguia
Monteferrante
Monterey
Moramartinez
Morbeck
Morledge
Morovich
Mosheyev
Moshinsky
Moson
Motch
Moxcey
Muckelvaney
Muenich
Mulally
Mullica
Mustone
Mutty
Muzic

Beginning with N

Naese
Naidl
Najmabadi
Nantell
Narad
Nattiel
Nazi
Nedelka
Neiwert
Nekoba
Newbolds
Niedergeses
Nierling
Niethe
Nipe
Noi
Norback
Nothum
Nozicka
Nyburg
Nyby

Beginning with O

Oake
Oberc
Oblon
Occhialini
Odicho
Odrobina
Oetjens
Ogbodo
Ogno
Ogunnaike
Ohrberg
Olas
Olayan
Oldner
Olevsky
Ollenburger
Omilian
Omot
Oncay
Onifade
Onimus
Ortegel
Ortizsoto
Orzell
Osage
Osaghae
Osisek
Owsinski
Ozella
Ozeri

Beginning with P

Paalman
Pachico
Pacquette
Padama
Pagana
Pagnanelli
Paiano
Paintsil
Pally
Panchak
Pangonis
Papikyan
Parakh
Parrigon
Pashea
Passinault
Pavlakovich
Pavletic
Pavlovec
Pazur
Peerboom
Pegany
Pegoraro
Pekin
Pelman
Pemelton
Peneku
Perreca
Persa
Pershad
Perzinski
Pesano
Petett
Petrunich
Pettiette
Pezley
Pfleging
Phagura
Phrasavath
Pihlstrom
Pinches
Pintler
Pitler
Pizzulli
Plaski
Ploense
Plutz
Podobnik
Polifroni
Polinder
Polner
Pontorno
Postek
Poul
Poulios
Powalski
Powdrell
Protich
Psenicka
Puster

Beginning with Q

Qassem
Qosaj
Quiet
Quintieri

Beginning with R

Rabineau
Rabot
Rachall
Radio
Raggett
Ragsdill
Rammacher
Ramsawak
Ranford
Raphaelson
Rappo
Raschko
Rassas
Raszka
Rauschendorfer
Razzo
Realbird
Reat
Rechenberg
Regenbogen
Regli
Reitzes
Renderman
Renggli
Resper
Reyesjimenez
Reyessantos
Richmer
Ricottone
Riggie
Ringelstein
Rockower
Rocourt
Roczniak
Rodakowski
Rohletter
Rorabacher
Rosha
Rostomyan
Rozeveld
Ruetsch
Rugger
Rusi
Rypel
Rzeszotarski

Beginning with S

Saady
Sabar
Sachan
Sadjadi
Saena
Safewright
Saffie
Salinasgarcia
Salotto
Sampica
Sanecki
Sangi
Sangree
Sanoja
Santiana
Sauvageot
Savoury
Scarimbolo
Schaid
Scharman
Scheben
Scheibly
Schellack
Scheppele
Scherbert
Schiernbeck
Schima
Schlehlein
Schlumbrecht
Schmohl
Schnetter
Schobinger
Schoellman
Scholly
Schonscheck
Schuer
Schutza
Schwambach
Schwickrath
Seavolt
Sechriest
Sedik
Selick
Senning
Serranogarcia
Serratelli
Sewel
Shafman
Shainline
Shal
Sharpee
Sheekey
Shellow
Shirani
Sholts
Shortway
Shuldberg
Shumac
Shutak
Sibbet
Sierocki
Siersma
Sinak
Sipperly
Sirlouis
Sirovatka
Siruno
Sittinger
Skalbeck
Skaletski
Skeate
Skedel
Skrabut
Skurnick
Skwiat
Slakey
Slutskaya
Smayda
Smolarski
Smrt
Snearl
Solli
Solone
Solvie
Sono
Soprych
Sorm
Souki
Soulen
Sovinsky
Spagnol
Spale
Spedoske
Spering
Spinell
Spinneweber
Sprofera
Staege
Stanch
Stangroom
Stapleman
Starkson
Starts
Stattel
Stawarski
Stefanak
Stefanoski
Steinharter
Stengele
Sterger
Steup
Steverman
Stiernagle
Stillmunkes
Stillwagoner
Stilo
Stolly
Stoppelman
Storc
Strelka
Striegler
Striler
Stroo
Struecker
Strulovitch
Stucko
Subedar
Sucilla
Suco
Suden
Summerbell
Sunkett
Sunzeri
Supalla
Svab
Swiat
Swiatowy
Syens
Symmank
Symmons

Beginning with T

Tahhan
Taino
Takeyama
Talamonti
Talanca
Talker
Taneyhill
Tanico
Tapiero
Tapke
Tarangelo
Tarket
Tartal
Tauala
Taugner
Tauteoli
Teetzen
Temming
Temprano
Teplitzky
Thaung
Theer
Thluai
Thorfinnson
Throndsen
Thuong
Tillich
Timber
Toka
Tomai
Tomines
Tomiyama
Tomlanovich
Tommasone
Torkos
Torrington
Torsney
Tournoux
Trabant
Trainque
Travelbee
Treyes
Triassi
Trincado
Trolan
Tsun
Tuchez
Tuengel
Tuffin
Tuffley
Tunk
Turpeau
Tuya
Tykwinski

Beginning with U

Udulutch
Umagat
Uppencamp
Upward
Urdang
Ursetta
Usoro
Ute

Beginning with V

Vakos
Valavanis
Valdiserri
Valezquez
Valus
Valusek
Vanallman
Vanater
Vancurler
Vanglahn
Vanidestine
Vannozzi
Varcadipane
Vargos
Vasileva
Vasilj
Veis
Vernau
Versen
Ververis
Vider
Viehe
Viglianco
Viker
Villasante
Vizconde
Vogelzang
Volcko
Vonarb
Vongpanya
Vongsamphanh
Vongsay
Vonspreckelsen
Votteler
Vozenilek
Vozzolo
Vruno

Beginning with W

Wabaunsee
Wachi
Waford
Wannarka
Watercott
Wearren
Weidenbaum
Weisenfels
Weisenfluh
Wellensiek
Werve
Wesoly
Weyher
Whieldon
Whiteshirt
Wickerd
Wiedenhoft
Wielechowski
Wiggleton
Wilcheck
Wilderness
Wilis
Wiltsee
Winata
Windahl
Winnington
Wioskowski
Wirig
Wirsch
Wiszniewski
Wiwi
Wodowski
Wohlleb
Wolen
Wooledge
Worsencroft
Wrenfrow
Wudel

Beginning with X

There are none in this section!

Beginning with Y

Yacobozzi
Yadgarov
Yahaya
Yamaji
Yansick
Yardy
Yarmolyuk
Yatteau
Yawman
Yednock
Yenawine
Yess
Yizar
Yuma

Beginning with Z

Zabinsky
Zaccagni
Zahuranec
Zakharchuk
Zambardino
Zampano
Zapon
Zard
Zeher
Zelli
Zetzer
Ziem
Zifko
Zikas
Zillmann
Zimmaro
Zitzka
Zitzloff
Ziyadeh
Zomaya
Zorb
Zuby
Zunega
Zuroski
Zweibel

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