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The FILMORE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 742 29873 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 419 11081 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +323 -18792 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 11 80587 0.000 1
United Kingdom 73 25107 0.000 2
Top States for FILMORE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 127 14997 0.001 8
Pennsylvania 76 20373 0.001 6
Alabama 64 6828 0.001 14
Georgia 51 11961 0.001 6
North Carolina 43 13414 0.001 5
Top States for FILMORE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 64 6828 0.001 14
Florida 127 14997 0.001 8
South Carolina 28 12087 0.001 7
Delaware 5 24604 0.001 6
Georgia 51 11961 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of FILMORE

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the FILMORE surname.

Ethnic distribution of FILMORE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 494 66.58
White (Caucasian) 218 29.38
Mixed Race 16 2.16
White (Hispanic) 7 0.94
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

FILMORE is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of FILMORE in historical publications

This name, in all probability, arose from a residence near a lake or a fertile piece of ground; Fille, Sax., denoting fullness or plenteousness, and mere, a lake or moist piece of ground. The name has been spelled at different times Fylmere, Filmour, and Filmore. Several other derivations may be found for the etymology of this name. From Filea, Celtic and Gaelic, a bard, a historian, and mor, great, that is, the famous bard. The Films, among the Gauls, or Celts, were held in great esteem, and their office was honorable. They turned the tenets of religion into verse, and animated the troops before and during an engagement with martial odes, and celebrated the valorous deeds of the chieftains and princes who entertained them.

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

FILMORE. An old German personal name (Filimer) signifying " full -famous." Ferguson.

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 FILMORE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FILMORE.

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 FILMORE

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