Hispanic Names Among Top Ten Most Common in U.S., as De-Americanization Continues
arcia and Rodriguez are now among the top 10 most common names in the U.S., according to an analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The report shows that efforts by the country's elites to de-Americanize the U.S. are succeeding. As uncontrolled mass immigration tranforms America into a multi-ethnic, multiculturalist society, the nature of the most common names in the U.S. is changing. Although Smith remains the most common surname in the U.S., the Hispanic names Garcia and Rodriguez entered the top 10 list for the time in the country's history.
Garcia is now eighth on the list, up from the 18th position, and Rodriguez jumped to ninth from 22nd place. The name Wilson barely won 10th place from Martinez, which is now in 11th place.
The de-Americanization of the U.S. means increasing political and social power for Mexican and Latin residents and their customs and cultural values, while the influence of the native white population declines.
Louis Padilla, 48 a banker in Miami who has lived in the U.S. since coming from Columbia 14 years ago, told the New York Times he was delighted with the news.
"It shows we're getting stronger," he said. "If there's that many of us to outnumber the Anglo names, it's a great thing."
While European-Americans no longer identify with their own origins and instead embrace the ideology of "diversity" being fostered by America's commercial and political elites, the increase in Hispanic numbers has emboldened ethnic solidarity among Hispanics.
"People of Hispanic descent who hardly speak Spanish are more eager to take their Hispanic last names. Today, kids identify more with their roots than they did before," said Rinaldo M. Valdes of the Spanish American League Against Discrimination.
The Census found six million different surnames in the U.S. Previously, the most common were names derived from the British Isles or Northern Europe.
Today, about one in every 25 Americans is named Smith. In 1984, nearly 3.4 million Smiths lived in the U.S. In 1990, there were 2.5 million. By 2000, the number of Smiths declined to less than 2.4 million.