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
  • Nathaniel
  • Napper
  • Northington
  • Ndiaye
  • napoleon
  • nall
  • Nugent
  • nowell
  • nwosu
  • Nation
  • newborn
  • Neeley

Names starting from O

  • Okafor
  • Odoms
  • Osei
  • Osborn
  • otey
  • olive 
  • ollie
  • okeke

Names starting from P

  • Phoenix
  • Pinkard
  • Poteat
  • Peak
  • Pegram
  • Pitchford
  • Passmore
  • Poaxum
  • Pharr
  • Patten
  • Pipkins
  • Pearsall
  • Pryce
  • Patillo
  • Pankey
  • Pool
  • Pye
  • Patillo
  • Pankey
  • Porterfield
  • Paxton
  • Profit
  • pyles
  • peake
  • persaud
  • philip
  • percy
  • pasley
  • pickney
  • peeler
  • penson
  • pledger
  • prejean
  • pippins
  • priest
  • pelzer
  • prophet
  • plunkett
  • plowden
  • porch
  • prude
  • pogue

Names starting from R

  • Reyes
  • Rochester
  • Rhymes
  • Raphael
  • Range
  • Rome
  • Rufus
  • Rideaux
  • Rawlins
  • Renfro
  • Raiford
  • Rowan
  • Register
  • Ritter
  • Ransome
  • Ramseur
  • rahman
  • rambo
  • remy
  • rochelle
  • rascoe
  • ralph
  • rachal
  • ruiz
  • Renfroe
  • Roe
  • Rockett
  • regis
  • rector
  • rounds
  • roquemore
  • rasberry
  • roney

Names starting from S

  • Saxon
  • Stover
  • Simien
  • Scarborough
  • Stitt
  • Standifer
  • Sonnier
  • Sealey
  • Sumler
  • Sumner
  • Senegal
  • Stringfellow
  • Surratt
  • Sessions
  • Seabrooks
  • Speaks
  • Stclair
  • Sesay
  • Shuford
  • Stclair
  • Sesay
  • Shuford
  • Starnes
  • Spear
  • Stratton
  • Steel
  • Strachan
  • Square
  • Stowe
  • Sellars
  • Spell
  • Sheard
  • Simmonds
  • Stout
  • Searles
  • Simeon
  • Shoulders
  • Swinney
  • Sankey
  • Southern
  • Seawright
  • Sills
  • stennis
  • spratley
  • sorrells
  • suttles
  • scriven
  • sain
  • slayton
  • sangster
  • sabb
  • sylvain
  • scaife
  • starkey
  • stacy
  • swindell
  • squires
  • Slocum
  • swaby
  • Scoggins

Names starting from T

  • Toles
  • Thrash
  • Tilley
  • Tilghman
  • Triggs
  • Thacker
  • Torain
  • Thaxton
  • Timberlake
  • Torain
  • Thornhill
  • Tull
  • Thorn
  • turnipseed
  • Taplin
  • teel
  • taft
  • turney
  • tobin
  • tracy
  • travers
  • threadgill
  • totten
  • tookes
  • tarpleyå
  • tinker
  • tindal
  • trawick

Names starting from W

  • Westmoreland
  • Westbrooks
  • Wanigan
  • Wardlaw
  • Witt
  • Woodfork
  • Whipple
  • Womble
  • Worthington
  • Works
  • Waites
  • Wilford
  • Willard
  • Warrick
  • woodford
  • warr
  • wisdom
  • woodhouse
  • weatherly
  • weary
  • whitman
  • wilbourn
  • wafer
  • wiles
  • waterman
  • whittle
  • wint
  • waring
  • welsh
  • whitsett
  • welcome
  • wormley
  • waugh

Names starting from V

  • Vanburen
  • Vital
  • venson
  • vasquez
  • vasser
  • Vandyke

Names starting from Y

  • Youmans
  • yusuf
  • yearby

Names starting from Z

  • Zackery

Names starting from U

  • Ussery
  • Upton
  • urquhart

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