American Surname Summary Data for ASHFORD

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,801 3702 0.003 33
United States (1880 census) 1,890 3135 0.004 38
Change since 1880 +6911 -567 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 652 2486 0.004 40
United Kingdom 4,039 1550 0.009 88

Top States for ASHFORD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 870 2881 0.004 42
California 728 4366 0.002 21
Michigan 558 2200 0.006 56
Illinois 519 2697 0.004 42
South Carolina 409 1724 0.010 102
Top States for ASHFORD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 398 1181 0.014 140
South Carolina 409 1724 0.010 102
Louisiana 403 1698 0.009 90
Vermont 49 2273 0.008 80
Oklahoma 226 2283 0.007 65

  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called ASHFORD live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ASHFORD represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ASHFORD in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ASHFORD by picking someone at random in Mississippi than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ASHFORD.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.


Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of ASHFORD that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.