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rockdawg21
02-21-2011, 08:55 PM
Funny, off the top of my head, I was thinking it had to be Washington or Jackson. Washington it is according to the 2000 Census. Looks like it's revealed by percentage so that doesn't necessarily mean it is the most used last name by blacks. Interesting anyways.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41704238/ns/us_news-life/?GT1=43001
...George Washington's name is inseparable from America, and not only from the nation's history. It identifies countless streets, buildings, mountains, bridges, monuments, cities and people.

In a puzzling twist, most of these people are black. The 2000 U.S. Census counted 163,036 people with the surname Washington. Ninety percent of them were African-American, a far higher black percentage than for any other common name...

KENTUCKYREDBONE
02-22-2011, 05:12 AM
Wonder whats so puzzling about old time Black's choosing Washington as a Surname?

Crisco
02-22-2011, 02:35 PM
Washington was my guess before I read the thread.

County Mike
02-22-2011, 02:49 PM
http://www.earlyamerica.com/portraits/images/washington.jpg

Whassup my brotha?