- Walker - 28th
- Gibson - 119th
- Mack - 441st
- Frank - 454th
- Needham - 3,074th
- Chesley - 10,779th (tied)
- Derfler - 87,348th
- Surpluss - 110,523rd (tied)
- Molfino - (not listed)*
- Casattas - (not listed)
"Walker" remains common, but just a couple decades ago it was in the top twenty. However with the recent high number of immigrants from Mexico and Asia, it has been overtaken by such names as "Garcia," "Lopez," Hernandez," "Lee," and others.
My wife is 1/4 Casattas, and 1/4 Molfino. I am only a newbie in genealogy, but my limited experience is that this is not necessarily a good thing or a bad thing, just like the commonality of "Walker" is not necessarily good or bad. The less common surnames are often easier to research, but the more common surnames often lead to others who are researching the same family and with whom you can share notes.
To the best of my knowledge I am the only one researching Casattas, and possibly Molfino, and possibly even Surpluss! Believe me, I welcome anyone who can show me differently!
email me at amiable160 [at sign]
* -- White Pages shows at least ninety-six individuals currently with the surname "Molfino" in the U.S.
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