From: Britt, Morris F. Appendices to Implosion: A history of the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina. Unpublished book-length manuscript.
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The following rank ordered list of Lumbee family names provides an approximation of the relative number of Lumbee families found among Robeson County telephone listings in 2003.
Rank Name Approx. Number 1. Locklear 2986 2. Hunt 859 3. Oxendine 750 4. Chavis 412 5. Low(e)ry 372 6. Strickland 212 7. Dial 199 8. Cummings 191 9. Revels 112 10. Hardin 88 11. Bell 86 12. Wilkins 80 13. Brayboy 64 14. Brewington 38 15. Ransom 32 16. Barton 30 17. Bowen 14 18. Sweat 12 19. Warriax 11 20. Hatcher 6 21. Smiling 2 22. Kersey 1 23. Cumbo 0
*These numbers are approximate because of various ways of spelling names, business listings for phones, and numbers for children's phones. In addition, not all communities and towns were listed simply as "Robeson County." The approximate rank order indicating the prevalence of each Lumbee surname, however, is probably accurate. The fammily Locklear is more than three times as large as the second most frequent Lumbee name of Hunt. It can be readily seen that the top dozen surnames easily encompass the vast majority of Lumbees found in Robeson County. Note that several of the first, core or founding families (e.g., Kersey, Cumbo) are virtually gone from the area.