Q:

How do you put last names in alphabetical order?

A:

Quick Answer

In the English language, alphabetical order runs from the first letter, "A," through the last letter, "Z." Put a list of last names in alphabetical order by using the alphabet as a guide.

  Know More

Full Answer

  1. Create your list

    Print out or write the list of last names that you need to put in alphabetical order.

  2. Organize by letter

    Organize the list by first initials. Start with all of the last names that begin with the letter "A." Write these names. Move on to last names that start with the letter "B." Continue until you reorganize the entire list.

  3. Look at the second letter

    For multiple last names that begin with the same letter, look at the second letter. Alphabetize the group of "A" names, for example, by using the second letter in the last name.

  4. Look at the third letter

    For last names that share a first and second letter, use the third letter to alphabetize the names.

  5. Continue alphabetizing the list

    Continue alphabetizing the list of last names using the steps above. When last names share first, second and third letter, move on to the fourth. Continue alphabetizing your list, crossing names off as you go, until the whole list is put in order.

Learn more about Writing
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you do a works cited page?

    A:

    A works cited page must list every reference made to another source in alphabetical order, according to the last name of the first listed author. This must be located on a separate page at the end of the document and follow a specified structure.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is an alphabetical listing of all animals?

    A:

    An alphabetical listing of all animals is a catalogue or record of all the creatures of the animal kingdom with their names arranged in alphabetical order from A to Z. This list is updated frequently as more animal species are discovered.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the US states in alphabetical order?

    A:

    An easy way to learn and hear all 50 of the United States in alphabetical order is through the song "Fifty Nifty United States," by Ray Charles. The song makes remembering the states fun and easy and is something many grade school students around the country learn.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are all of the 50 states in alphabetical order?

    A:

    The 50 U.S. states in alphabetical order are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas and California, followed by Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida and Georgia. Then there's Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi and Missouri. The next five states are Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire and New Jersey, followed by New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota and Ohio.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore