What Are The Most Popular Last Names In Arkansas?
We see the list of popular baby names all the time, but what about the most popular last names for the natural state of Arkansas?
I have a pretty unusual last name it is spelled Spicher but it is pronounced Spicer. Growing up the first day of school was always bad. It was the uncomfortable sound of the teacher getting to me and the various ways they would try to pronounce my last name. Spiker, Spic er, and even Spich er, like pitcher were just some of the attempts at getting it right.
Here is a little history of the early settlers to Arkansas from Britannica:
Spanish and French expeditions traveled the Mississippi regions in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the Italian-born French explorer Henri de Tonty founded the Arkansas Post on the lower Arkansas River in 1686.
Early Arkansas settlers were mainly French and Spanish hunters and fur traders so you would figure the most popular last names in Arkansas would have some Frend or Spanish background. Well here are the top ten and it looks pretty normal.
So there you have it the 10 most popular last names in Arkansas. And if you are curious the least popular last name in Arkansas is.
And the most popular last name in the United States is
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