Black Last Names (2020)

 In the United States,’ African Americans were considered a “black” race. It was about the typical habit of human beings to have a naming system that can be related to people of their kind. Therefore, you’d, find that most African Americans have some common black last names, which are used by most of them. It is not rare to see people of a certain race with common last names since it’s regarded as trying to identify with those of your kin.

Black Last Names starting from A

  • Ames. –  A friend or a beloved
  • Akers –  arable land
  • Appling – Appolonia
  • Alvarez – son of Alvaro
  • Almond – noble protection
  • Abercrombie – the mouth of the bendy river
  • Abebe – Blossomed; grown
  • Arline – manly
  • Alex – man’s defender, warrior
  • Ardoin – Friend, Wine
  • Ancrum – a bend in the river Ale
  • Atchison – the son of Archibald
  • Acker – field
  • Ard – One that commands

Black Last Names starting from B

  • Blevins – wolflike
  • Burkes – burg
  • Bienaime – someone who lived in Gascony
  • Bunton – right little pet
  • Bibb – nursery
  • Byars – Bye
  • Beckles – meadow
  • Beaver – a place with a beautiful view
  • Berryman – one who dwelt at the castle
  • Burr – hill
  • Brower – a person who made beer
  • Belt – strap maker
  • Bird – nestling
  • Berger – someone who lived in the mountains 
  • Bent – Blessed
  • Bester – keeper of beasts
  • Body – trunk
  • Brazil – strife
  • Braithwaite – clearing
  • Babineaux – from a pet form of Babin
  • Blakley – dark wood
  • Belin – Gift of god
  • Belizaire – trustworthy
  • Bobby – bright; shining
  • Bartee – bearded one
  • Brigham – little village near the bridge
  • Byron – cowshed
  • Branson – son of the raven
  • Barnhill – a person with brown hair
  • Burleson – to dress
  • Boose – a stall for a horse
  • Bost – tree
  • Byas – house
  • Bone – good
  • Brutus – heavy, dull
  • Bacote – Luck
  • Baynes – Poet, A traveling ballad singer
  • Breen – moisture
  • Bigelow – big mound
  • Breckenridge – from Brackenrig
  • Boxley – a clearing in the forest
  • Booze – alcoholic drink
  • Boler – maker or seller of bowls
  • Bembry – bridge
  • Baptist – to dip
  • Barley – grower or seller of barley
  • Bizzell – deer
  • Benbow – to bend
  • Bounds – crowded
  • Broady – broad island
  • Block – stocks
  • Barham – homestead
  • Bosley – woodland clearing
  • Brickhouse – hill
  • Blakes – Son of Lake
  • Bourgeois – freeman
  • Blakney – The Black Island
  • Brant – Proud
  • Barthelemy – Son of a farmer
  • Bull – aggressive
  • Ben – blessed
  • Bangura – Warrior
  • Boggan – to bend
  • Boss – hunchbacked
  • Beacham – lovely
  • Bee – She who brings happiness
  • Blassingame – hill
  • Blakemore – black
  • Boynton – town near the Boyne
  • Bearden – hill
  • Batten – having many furrows
  • Burge – bowl
  • Brockman – someone who lived by a brook
  • Buxton – Brewing stones
  • Blanc – white
  • Batiste – Batiste
  • Belser – Thanks
  • Brevard. – short, brief
  • Bluford – everlasting
  • Benefield – area which beans are planted
  • Belgrave – beautiful grove
  • Bynes – makes you charming
  • Bastien – Venerable
  • Burts – fortified enclosure
  • Barefield – a person who was in the habit of going without shoes
  • Bennet – blessed

Last Names starting from C

  • Carver – a plowman
  • Coe – jackdaw
  • Cooksey – cock’s island
  • Chavers
  • Carrier – a porter
  • Cline – small
  • Chenault – channel
  • Casimir – to spoil or destroy
  • Cromer – crow lake
  • Castleberry – Castel
  • Croft – someone who lived by an arable enclosure
  • Coakley – dweller near the cold ravine
  • Caird – worker in brass
  • Caine – cane
  • Charity – generosity, and humanity
  • Calixte – most beautiful or lovely
  • Crews – bold
  • Caudle – cold
  • Cobbins – lump
  • Cotton – cottages
  • Carty – loving
  • Claxton – those who lived near the clayey soil
  • Cousar – cheerful
  • Curley – son of
  • Cesar – emperor
  • Colman – white dove
  • Coachman – who drove passengers in a horsedrawn carriage
  • Cottman – for a person who worked as a horse breeder
  • Colley – clearing with a hut or shelter
  • Clary – a herb seller
  • Cornell – horn
  • Culberson – Fair
  • Cullins – Handsome; a good-looking lad
  • Coombs – valley
  • Cauthen – old and thorn tree
  • Clardy – Bright
  • Caffey – the fair-haired victor
  • Copes – a cloak
  • Core – Heart
  • Custis – accomplished
  • Castro – castle
  • champagne – An exotic dancer
  • constant – faithful
  • Chappelle – Chapel
  • Carothers – Critters
  • Cauley – Relic
  • Creighton – farm
  • Cassell – Castel
  • Clack – lump
  • Cargill – The Stony Stream
  • craven – Crave
  • Crooms – bent
  • Criswell – Extremely attractive
  • Charlot – man
  • Crossley – Cross
  • Coggins – Hound of War
  • Chadwick – Town or village of Chad
  • Citizen – uncertain
  • Carnes – black
  • Crumbley – bent
  • Clarkson – son of the clerk

Black Last Names starting from D

  • Dunkley – woodland clearing
  • Dill – the son of Dilk
  • Dennison – the divine one of Nysa
  • Doby – bright, famous
  • Drummer – a ridge
  • Dexter – dye
  • Faraway – cross
  • Dorsett – sweet, pleasant
  • Devaughn – Original Celtic for divine
  • Duhart – someone from a place called Uhart in the Pyrenees
  • Dalvert – calf
  • Downer – for someone who lived in an area of downland
  • Dunmore – great hill
  • Demby – Polish
  • Daly – one who is present at assemblies
  • Dowling – dull
  • Denmark – immigrant
  • Dell – valley
  • Dugas – untilled
  • Dover – the waters
  • Duplessis – for someone who lived by a quickset fence
  • Dones – woman
  • Daily – one who is present at assemblies
  • Dublin – Little Dobb
  • Dargan – red
  • Damon – to tame, subdue
  • Delva – of the valley
  • Dupont – bridge
  • Duren – the son of Durant
  • Donahue – battle
  • Draughn – son of Druachan
  • Danzy – nancy
  • Dunigan – brown
  • Dejean – of the gardens
  • Doucet – soft
  • Dawes – good
  • Dear – beloved
  • Davie – beloved
  • Denham – homestead
  • Duhon – thumb
  • Dendy – For someone who was a male, where it was initially used as a pet form of Andrew

Black Last Names starting from E

  • Ealey – ingenious
  • Emmanuel – God is with us
  • Everson – The son of Everard
  • Eddings – Son of Eadda
  • Ester – Star Or Myrtle Leaf
  • Earley – Early riser
  • Ethridge – Noble-ruler
  • Erving – Water
  • Erby – Descendant
  • Edgerton – Enclosure
  • Ebanks – A dweller by the yew-bank
  • Elkins – Jehovah is God
  • Eaves – The son of Eve
  • Emory – Home strength
  • Edmunds – Protection
  • Essex – East Saxons
  • Ely – Eel
  • Eddins – A person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill

Names starting from F

  • Fludd – to flow
  • Foust – fist
  • Ferdinand – daring or brave
  • Fultz – play a significant role in the tribal
  • Fain – fine
  • Fortenberry – influence in struggles for power
  • Ferebee – the village at the ferry
  • Fauntleroy – Defend the King
  • Fulcher – army
  • Farah – delight
  • Flakes – someone who lived near a swamp
  • Flemings – a Flemish person
  • Fenderson – Lords of the Mano
  • footman – foot
  • Frink – liberal, generous
  • Freeland – free + land
  • Fenton – marsh
  • Frazer – the generous
  • Findley – fair
  • Finklea – cheerful person who sings a song
  • Fenwick – outlying dairy farm
  • Funchess – always honest and true
  • Filsaime – beloved son
  • Fogg – someone who grazed cattle on such grass in the winter
  • Featherstone – an ancient grave
  • Field – lived in an area of land

Names starting from G

  • Glaspie – the bishop’s servant
  • Giddings – good
  • Glasco – hollows
  • Guthrie – windy place
  • Gaillard – the bold or the joyous
  • Gayles – rowdy
  • Garnes – farm
  • Greathouse – big house
  • Gwynn – light
  • Goldsby – farm
  • Gayden – heathen
  • Gordan – spacious fort
  • Gaynor – white top head
  • Gravely – dead
  • Granville – settlement
  • Gallman – son of the battle chief
  • Granderson – Grandson
  • Greenfield – open country
  • Goosby – someone with bright yellow hair
  • Gethers – someone from either of two places
  • Griffiths – strong lord
  • Grover – hollow grave
  • Grimsley – wood
  • Gorman – dark blue
  • grate – son of prosperity
  • Gossett – the son of Goce
  • Goodrich – famous
  • Goudeau – good
  • Glanton – Look-out hill
  • grove – wood
  • Gillum – someone who was the son of a protector in society
  • goings – metalworker
  • goods – a person who performed good deeds
  • Gauthier – armed
  • Gardiner – Little clearing
  • Granberry – Gem berry
  • Ginyard – yard with alcoholic spirit plants
  • Guilford – ford where the marigolds grew
  • Goodall – an innkeeper
  • Gleaton – Lords of the Manor
  • gallon – rooster
  • Grantham – snarler
  • ghee – son of
  • Goodwyn – Good wine
  • Golding – a friend of gold
  • Goldston – a farm or hamlet
  • Gammage – The Winding River
  • Gholson – Lord
  • Goodrum – battle snake
  • ginn – a snare or trap

Names starting from H

  • Hartley – wood
  • Hurley – clearing
  • Holsey – a person who resided near a hill, steam
  • Hogg – yearling sheep
  • Hagler – farm
  • Hartman – brave and hardy
  • Haggins – young
  • Hutchison – heart
  • Hawk – a lord
  • Hite – someone who lived at the height, or summit of a hill
  • Hepburn – burial mound
  • Hewlett – the son of Hugh
  • Hornsby – farm
  • Handley – a wood
  • Hammock – Lords of the Manor
  • Holbrook – brook in a hollow
  • Hatfield – open country
  • Hair – stony ground
  • Harvell – battle or carnage
  • Hunte – a hunter
  • Hilson – son in a hill
  • Hollowell – spring or stream in a hollow
  • Hallman – someone who lived by a large house
  • Hurdle – herd
  • Hagins – young
  • Hazzard – a game of chance
  • Hymes – life
  • Hogans – a youth
  • Haynie – a male bird
  • Halliburton – homestead by a hazel grove
  • Hagood – son of the priest
  • Hockaday – An ancient festival
  • Hickerson – the son of Richard
  • Hathaway – way
  • Holcombe – deep hollow valley
  • Hoskin – a maker or seller of hose
  • Hickey – healer
  • Harewood – wood
  • Hatter – one resident by a hat-shaped hill
  • Helton – farmstead
  • Harwell – a spring
  • Harlan – someone lived in the land that was filled with hares
  • Hensley – woodland clearing
  • horsey – low-lying land

Black Last Names starting from J

  • Ireland – Irishman, and, territory
  • January – a Roman god who stood for the beginning
  • Jeanty – heavy twilled cotton cloth
  • Judd – the one who speaks directly
  • Jarrell – spear-brave
  • Jackman – the servant of someone who bore the personal name Jack
  • Jason – the son of Judd
  • Jacks – supplanter
  • Jessup – may God increase
  • Jay – joyful, lively
  • Jimmerson – son of James
  • June – young
  • Jonas – dove
  • Jester – professional reciter of romances
  • Jama – blessed
  • Jean – The Lord is gracious
  • Jalloh – honest

Black Last Names starting from K

  • Keel – ridge
  • Kittrell – An influence which was envied by the princes of the region
  • Kersey – island where the watercress grows
  • Kenny – love or affection
  • Kitt – a maker or seller of wooden tubs
  • Kershaw – someone who lived near the church-wood
  • Keeling – young codfish
  • Kimber – warrior
  • Kates – root gate, which means road or thoroughfare
  • Kizer – Supreme ruler, king, ruler
  • Kinnard – top
  • Kuykendall – From the view of the valley
  • Kindle – The valley of the River Kent
  • Knuckles – the people
  • Kimber – wood

Names starting from L

  • Leaks – brook
  • Legrand – large
  • Lauderdale – a trench
  • Layton – herb garden
  • Leday – of the Liddel
  • Latson – bay trees
  • Loftin – house
  • Link – rising ground or a ridge
  • Leftwich – dear or beloved
  • Lopes – son of Mexico (Wolf)
  • Lightner – light place
  • Ladd – young man
  • Lawhorn – hunter
  • Laird – a landowner
  • Lance – land or territory
  • Louissaint – everlasting
  • Lumpkins – bright land
  • Leavell – wolf
  • Lockley – wood
  • Lesane – Freedom and justice
  • Leroy – The King
  • Lowman – hill
  • Loper – Loop
  • Lakes – a bog
  • Lampkins – Land
  • Lafayette – faith
  • Leisure – Happiness
  • Lagrone – lofty
  • Lovejoy – Joy in love
  • Lucien – light
  • Laing – tall

Names starting from M

  • Mondesir – my desire
  • Mckie – son of Aodh
  • Millner – mill
  • Mathieu – Gift of God
  • Munn – monk
  • Morrell – black man
  • Mahan – The Great One
  • Mcmichael – the son of the follower of St. Michael
  • Mock – to be heaped up
  • Mcclean – son of the servant of Saint John
  • Mclin – joy
  • Munford – a hill
  • McCollough – boar
  • Munroe – a man of Ro
  • Milburn – mill + stream
  • Mccutcheon – son of
  • Mars – marsh
  • Mcadams – earth
  • Mauldin – hill with a crucifix
  • Magwood – enclosure
  • Mendez – son or descendant of Mendel or Mendo
  • Morsley – the grove or thin wood on the moor
  • Maloney – bald
  • Mckeever – son of Íomhar
  • Merrick – branch or fork of a road or river
  • Mickle – great
  • McFarlin – waves of the sea
  • Mance – a handle
  • Marlow – lake
  • Merrell – bright
  • Mackie – son of Aodh
  • Mcilwain – breathe
  • Macbeth – a religious person
  • Maurice – dark
  • McDougle – black
  • McEwen – born of yew
  • Millender – very rare mill
  • Moyer – son of the steward
  • Mckissick – son of Isaac
  • Maple – someone who lived by a maple tree
  • Murph – battle
  • McEachin – horse
  • Milan – grace
  • Mccary – son of the young
  • McMillion – son of the bald or tonsured one.
  • Mcphail – small
  • mickles – great
  • Middlebrook – a brook or stream
  • Miley – big and soft
  • Mckelvey – who is like God
  • Morning – the period before 12 pm
  • Milam – someone who lived in or near the old Roman town
  • Minnis – love

Names starting from N

  • Newberry – fortified town
  • Nathaniel – Gift of God
  • Napper – the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house
  • Northington – town
  • Nadiya – hope
  • Napoleon – Lion of Naples
  • Nall – a poor man
  • Nugent – new settlement
  • Nowell – Christmas
  • Nwosu – the son of a great warrior
  • Nation – uncertain origins
  • Neeley – champion

Names starting from O

  • Okafor – born on Afor
  • Odoms – old farm
  • Osei – noble or honorable
  • Osborn – Divine bear
  • Otey – a clearing
  • Olive  – olive tree
  • Ollie – elf army
  • Okeke – a boy born on Eke

Names starting from P

  • Phoenix – dark red
  • Pinkard – pick hard
  • Poteat – cheerful peacock
  • Peak – a top of a hill
  • Pegram – a person who had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • Passmore – someone who was familiar with the safe routes across a moor
  • Pharr – a person who was described as being fierce or lusty
  • Patten – a maker or seller of clogs,
  • Pipkins – awe-inspiring, terrible
  • Pearsall – breeder of animals
  • Pryce – son of enthusiasm
  • Pankey – young noble
  • Pool – someone who lived near a lake or pond
  • Pye – a talkative or thievish person
  • Porterfield – a portion of land was appropriated to the doorkeeper
  • Paxton – peace in a town
  • Pyles – stake
  • Peake – who came from Peak
  • Persaud – Gracious gift
  • Philip – horse
  • Percy – Pierce Valley
  • Pasley – to do handicraft
  • Pickney – village or town
  • Penson – a person of wealth
  • Pledger – one who pledges in a lawsuit
  • Prejean – John’s meadow
  • Pippins – foreigner
  • Priest – Dweller at the church
  • Pelzer – furrier
  • Plunkett – white
  • Plowden – the valley where play or sport takes place
  • Porch – a manor house
  • Prude – honorable woman
  • Pogue – a child of light

Names starting from R

  • Reyes – royal
  • Rochester – swift stream
  • Rhymes – king
  • Raphael – God heals
  • Range – naughty boy
  • Rome – Strength, power
  • Rufus – red-head
  • Rideaux – to fold
  • Rawlins – Son of Rolfe
  • Renfro – lotus as a God’s Gift
  • Raiford – Love
  • Rowan – little redhead
  • Register – enroll
  • Ritter – mounted warrior’
  • Ransome – riverbank
  • Ramseur – hard work
  • Rahman – Gracious
  • Rambo – raven’s nest
  • Remy – oarsman
  • Rochelle – little rock
  • Rascoe – deer forest
  • Ralph – wolf-counsel
  • Rachal – To whisper
  • Ruiz – renown
  • Ren – water lily
  • Roe – Red haired
  • Rockett – the Little Rock
  • Regis – king
  • Rector – leader
  • Rounds – circle
  • Roque – Rock
  • Rasberry – a sweet rose-colored wine
  • Roney – the descendant of the champion

Names starting from S

  • Saxon – swordsman
  • Stover – a maker or seller of beakers or mugs
  • Simien – to hearken
  • Scarborough – fortress
  • Stitt – steer
  • Standifer – stone ford
  • Sonnier – Bell Ringer
  • Sealey – happy and blessed
  • Sumler – distribution
  • Sumner – a petty officer who cited and warned people to appear in court
  • Senegal – a country on the coast of West Africa
  • Stringfellow – mighty partner
  • Surratt – Notable people
  • Sessions – a period devoted to a particular activity
  • Seabrooks – slow-moving
  • Speaks – talks
  • Stclair – a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill
  • Shuford – towns, villages
  • Starnes – a stern person
  • Spear – a tall skinny person
  • Stratton – settlement
  • Steel – a metal
  • Strachan – valley
  • Square – slang for a person who is conventional and old-fashioned
  • Stowe – a meeting place
  • Sellars – a merchant who worked in cellars
  • Spell – what is meant by a word, text, concept, or action
  • Sheard – someone who lived by a gap between hills
  • Simmonds – to hearken
  • Stout – steadfast
  • Searles – protector
  • Simeon – Obedient
  • Shoulders – a nickname for someone with broad shoulders
  • Swinney – pleasant
  • Sankey – sacred
  • Southern – from the south
  • Seawright – victory-power
  • Sills – wood
  • Spratley – dweller at the sign of the sprat
  • Sorrells – the reddish color of dry leaves
  • Suttles – a smart person
  • Scriven – writer
  • Sain – who acted as a servant or attendant
  • Slayton – From the valley farm
  • Sangster – one who worked as a person who was a singer or musician
  • Sylvain – wood, forest
  • Scaife – difficult
  • Starkey – firm and unyielding
  • Stacy – bountiful grain
  • Swindell – pig valley
  • Slocum – dweller in the valley
  • Swaby – farm
  • Scoggins – the bearded one

Names starting from T

  • Toles – painted
  • Thrash – to beat
  • Tilley – battle-mighty
  • Tilghman – husbandman or farmer
  • Triggs – faithful
  • Thacker – thatch
  • Torain – raindrop
  • Thaxton – The farm 
  • Timberlake – wood stream
  • Thornhill – a hill overgrown with thorn bushes
  • Tull – patience
  • Thorn – bush
  • Turnipseed – a maker of seeds of wood, metal
  • Taplin – a tall, thin person
  • Teel – a small duck
  • Taft – the site of a house and its outbuildings
  • Turney – height
  • Tobin – God is good
  • Tracy – war-like
  • Travers – passage
  • Threadgill – one who embroidered beautiful clothes with gold thread
  • Totten – a village fool or idiot
  • Tookes – trunk
  • Tarpley – Shelter from the wilds lion
  • Tinker – a naughty child
  • Tindal – An attendant on an army
  • Trawick – loving nature

Names starting from W

  • Westmoreland – the territory of the people living west of the Yorkshire moors
  • Westbrooks – west grove
  • Wanigan – The garden of The love of babies and gifts of happiness
  • Wardlaw – watcher of the hill
  • Witt – white
  • Woodfork – someone who lived by a fork in the road in woodland
  • Whipple – someone who lived by a whippletree
  • Womble – spring or stream in a hollow
  • Worthington – From the river’s side
  • Works – by the work
  • Waites – watch
  • Wilford – a river crossing
  • Willard – will be strong
  • Warrick – From The Town By The River
  • Woodford – a bridge
  • Warr – wary
  • Wisdom – a wise or learned person
  • Woodhouse – dweller in the house near the wood
  • Weatherly – woodland clearing
  • Weary – fishermen
  • Whitman – fair or white and man
  • Wilbourn – well stream or spring
  • Wafer – To weave
  • Wiles – trick
  • Waterman – someone who lived by a stretch of water
  • Whittle – white hill
  • Wint – someone who lived by a road or pat
  • Waring – to shelter or protect
  • Welsh – a stranger or foreigner
  • Whitsett – white businessman
  • Welcome – straight valley
  • Wormley – snake clearing
  • Waugh – foreigner

Names starting from V

  • Vanburen – from neighbours
  • Vital – life
  • Venson – fair son
  • Vasquez – son of someone from the Basque region
  • Vasser – Water
  • Vandyke – from earthwork

Names starting from Y

  • Youmans – a free landholder
  • Yusuf – God increases
  • Yearby – upper village or homestead

Names starting from Z

  • Zackery – the Lord recalled

Names starting from U

  • Upton – settlement
  • Urquhart – the portion of the shot

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