George Washington's name is inseparable from America, and not only from the nation's history. It identifies countless streets, buildings, mountains, bridges, monuments, cities — and people.
Most of the people named Washington are black. The 2000 U.S. Census counted 163,036 people with the surname Washington. Ninety percent of them were African-American, a far higher black percentage than for any other common name.
You can read more in an article by Jesse Washington published by the Associated Press and available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110221/ap_on_re_us/us_the_blackest_name
My thanks to Cheri Casper for telling me about this article.