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The MCCANN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 34,692 916 0.013 129
United States (1880 census) 74 38367 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +34618 +37451 +0.013 +128
Other Countries
Australia 2,920 530 0.018 179
United Kingdom 14,167 420 0.031 308
Top States for MCCANN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 2,648 616 0.014 140
California 2,523 1282 0.007 74
Pennsylvania 2,506 458 0.020 204
Florida 1,964 1023 0.012 123
New Jersey 1,775 403 0.021 211
Top States for MCCANN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 319 560 0.026 258
Delaware 199 648 0.025 254
Massachusetts 1,364 603 0.021 215
Maine 272 932 0.021 213
New Jersey 1,775 403 0.021 211


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

Classification and Origin of MCCANN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 479 1.38
Mixed Race 389 1.12
Asian/Pacific 170 0.49
Native American/Alaskan 139 0.4
White (Caucasian) 31,650 91.23
Black/African American 1,870 5.39

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

Meaning of MCCANN in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCCANN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCCANN.

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 MCCANN

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