Surnames of Mexico
The most popular surnames of Mexico, with maps and statistics. Browse the list of surnames below.
The most common surname in Mexico is Hernández, which is the most popular in 14 States. It is followed by García (8 States), López (5 States), Martínez (2 States), Rodríguez (2 States), González (1 state), Pérez (0 States, but many Mexicans with this surname), Sánchez (0 States), Ramírez (0 States), and Flores (0 States). According to some Mexican demographers, the surname Hernández is so common because numerous indigenous peoples were surnamed as "sons" of Hernán Cortés, the Spanish explorer who began the 'conquest of Mexico' in the 16th century.