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The COMFORT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,571 8500 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 1,250 4517 0.002 25
Change since 1880 +2321 -3983 -0.001 -12
Other Countries
Australia 61 21547 0.000 4
United Kingdom 383 10770 0.001 8
Top States for COMFORT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 408 4828 0.002 22
California 359 7690 0.001 11
Pennsylvania 335 4626 0.003 27
Florida 249 7852 0.002 16
Missouri 183 4102 0.003 33
Top States for COMFORT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oregon 126 3525 0.004 37
Missouri 183 4102 0.003 33
Kansas 76 4522 0.003 28
Mississippi 78 3902 0.003 27
Pennsylvania 335 4626 0.003 27

Notes

'A figure of zero 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 COMFORT live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called COMFORT represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called COMFORT in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a COMFORT by picking someone at random in Oregon than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of COMFORT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COMFORT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the COMFORT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of COMFORT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 301 8.43
White (Hispanic) 68 1.9
Mixed Race 58 1.62
Native American/Alaskan 21 0.59
Asian/Pacific 20 0.56
White (Caucasian) 3,103 86.89

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the COMFORT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of COMFORT in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of COMFORT.

Similar names to COMFORT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COMFORT.

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.

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

Potential typos for COMFORT

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