The 20 surnames listed below are the most frequently appearing and top ranked surnames researched by Genealogy Trek, including life sketches, historical context, genealogy social context, and family stories.

Find the full list of people sorted by American surnames on the Family page of Genealogy Trek. The Family page also includes links to the full Life Sketch for each family member. Each Life Sketch also includes links to other ancestors, descendants, and family members - genealogy connections.

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We are busy moving hundreds of Genealogy Trek life sketches to this website. We expect to complete this large undertaking over the next several months. Some of the American surnames below may not appear for a while.

  1. Underwood
  2. Fowler
  3. Pitman
  4. Dill
  5. Miles
  6. Merriken
  7. Lewis
  8. Burle
  9. Moss
  10. Hawkins
  11. Myers
  12. Conlin
  13. Bressem
  14. Casterline
  15. Parker
  16. Wass
  17. Pennington
  18. McManemon
  19. Stinchcomb
  20. Pettybone
American Surnames