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The CLEVELAND surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 30,233 1056 0.011 112
United States (1880 census) 6,362 954 0.013 127
Change since 1880 +23871 -102 -0.002 -15
Other Countries
Australia 191 7860 0.001 12
United Kingdom 746 6603 0.002 16
Top States for CLEVELAND by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,766 966 0.013 133
California 2,112 1607 0.006 62
Georgia 1,954 558 0.024 239
Alabama 1,625 447 0.037 365
Florida 1,613 1331 0.010 101
Top States for CLEVELAND by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 1,625 447 0.037 365
Mississippi 722 630 0.025 254
South Carolina 1,002 679 0.025 250
Vermont 152 663 0.025 250
Georgia 1,954 558 0.024 239


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

Classification and Origin of CLEVELAND

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CLEVELAND 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 CLEVELAND 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 CLEVELAND in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 874 2.89
Mixed Race 502 1.66
White (Hispanic) 435 1.44
Asian/Pacific 133 0.44
White (Caucasian) 20,670 68.37
Black/African American 7,619 25.2

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

Meaning of CLEVELAND in historical publications

(origin: Local) Derived from a place by that name in Yorkshire, England; a corruption of Cliff-lane, and so called from its being steep and almost impassable with cliffs and rocks.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

CLEVELAND. A hamlet in the parish of Ormesby, co. York.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to CLEVELAND

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLEVELAND.

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 CLEVELAND

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