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The HARDING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 38,340 823 0.014 142
United States (1880 census) 11,257 532 0.023 225
Change since 1880 +27083 -291 -0.009 -83
Other Countries
Australia 5,657 241 0.035 346
United Kingdom 27,587 184 0.060 601
Top States for HARDING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,694 1200 0.008 80
Florida 2,213 902 0.014 138
New York 2,057 828 0.011 108
Pennsylvania 1,989 626 0.016 162
Texas 1,939 1286 0.009 93
Top States for HARDING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 318 352 0.041 406
Maine 503 467 0.039 395
Utah 749 340 0.034 335
Maryland 1,376 380 0.026 260
New Hampshire 315 580 0.025 255


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

Classification and Origin of HARDING

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 HARDING 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 HARDING 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 HARDING in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 629 1.64
White (Hispanic) 621 1.62
Native American/Alaskan 311 0.81
Asian/Pacific 211 0.55
White (Caucasian) 31,512 82.19
Black/African American 5,061 13.2

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

Meaning of HARDING in historical publications

(origin: Local) Har, from here, an army, and ing, a meadow or common. The place where an army was encamped.

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

Similar names to HARDING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARDING.

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 HARDING

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