Southern Utah: The Most MORMON Last Names Of All Time!
If you're from St. George, Cedar City, Hurricane, Washington, or really ANY of the surrounding areas. You know SOMEONE who is Mormon or the more politically correct term is a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Rolls right off the tongue!). But if you've actually GROWN UP here, you can probably tell someone's religious affiliation JUST by hearing their last name!
Here are the most MORMON LAST NAMES of ALL TIME!
Oh... Brother Jensen! 11% of ALL the Jensens live right here in Utah, and I swear 98% of them are Mormon!
Oh yeah, The Gublers are DEF Mormon! My neighbors growing up were the Gublers. They created a little restaurant called "Durangos"! I'm thankful for that family every day!
Throw a rock in St. George and you'll PROBABLY hit an Ence! They're everywhere... and better than you!
Most of the Jorgensen's that I know of... are from Richfield. But DEFINITELY Mormon.
This last name is interesting because it's SUPER POPULAR in Utah and within the Mormon church. 11% of ALL Hatch's in the world, live in Utah!
15% of ALL Mortensen's live in Utah. They're Utah's 124th most popular last name, but only the 2,952nd most popular in the country!
I had a math teacher with this last name, and if you've ever met a Mecham... They're MOST LIKELY from Utah, and most likely Mormon. A WHOPPING 46% of All Mechams are form Utah!
Sorenson / Sorensen:
Utah is FULL of the Son/Sens... Jensen, Sorenson, Larsen, Hansen... Maybe it's a mormon thing!
Oh yeah... Leavitt is a big one! 10% of ALL Leavitts in the world live right here in this state!
Another VERY MORMON last name is Fullmer! 30% of the world's population of Fullmers live in Utah!
Christensen / Christiansen:
What about the Christiansens that are pronounced Chris-Chee-Ann-Son? That just feels made up. They just want to be unique, right?!
The Larsens are the 512th most popular name in the US, but the 15th most popular in Utah!
This one is shockingly a HUGE Utah name! 10% of ALL Olsens live in Utah! Does that mean Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen could be Mormon?!
Nielsen / Nielson:
This is THE MOST FRUSTRATING NAME TO SPELL IN THE ENTIRE STATE! Is it Neilson? Nielson? Nelson? Neilsen? Nielsen? SOMEONE HELP!
There's only 5,300 Allreds in the world, and 20% of them live in Utah!
Another last name ending in S-E-N. This is a BIG Mormon name here in Utah!
This one is interesting because 13% of the Call population lives in Utah, but ALL the Calls that I know... ARE NOT MORMON! GO FIGURE, HUH?!
Utah's MOST COMMON Last Names: Are You On The List?
Here are Utah's MOST COMMON last names, and how likely you are to run into one!
Everyone knows a Smith. EVERYONE. There's a total of 28,103 in Utah. That's 1/115 people in the entire state! It's also the most popular last name in the entire United States!
If you're a Johnson, there's 26,445 of you here in Utah. 1/122 people in the state. You also have the 2nd most popular name in the United States.
The Anderson's are the 8th most popular name in the United States, but 3rd most popular in Utah! 22,925 of you live here in the state, that's 1/141 people!
The Jensen last name is actually pretty unique to Utah! It's the 4th most popular name in Utah, but only the 229th most popular in the nation! 17,442 Jensens live in Utah!
Christensen is very similar to Jensen. It's the 5th most popular in Utah, but the 372nd most popular last name in the USA. There's 15,792 Christensens here!
I would've thought Jones was the 2nd most popular in Utah, and in the nation, but I was wrong! it's 6th in Utah, and 5th across the country! 15,671 Joneses are in Utah now!
I truly don't know THAT MANY Browns, but it comes in at #7 in the state, and #4 in the United States. However, only 0.87% of ALL Browns live in Utah though. Not even 1% live here!
My nieces and nephews are Hansens, and it surprises me it's SO HIGH on the list for Utah! It comes in at #8 in Utah an #174 across the US. 8% of ALL HANSENS live in Utah!
My Grandma was a Peterson, so I guess this one KIND OF works for me, but it's #9 in Utah, and #59 in the states. There's a total of 14,768 Petersons here now! That's one Peterson per every 218 people!
Rounding out our top ten is Davis. No surprise here. We even have a Davis County in Utah. Davis is more popular across the country, however, coming in at the SIXTH most popular name in the United States!