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The ABRAHAM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 25,729 1250 0.010 95
United States (1880 census) 2,722 2232 0.005 54
Change since 1880 +23007 +982 +0.005 +41
Other Countries
Australia 1,272 1302 0.008 78
United Kingdom 4,081 1539 0.009 89
Top States for ABRAHAM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 2,852 548 0.015 150
Texas 2,283 1080 0.011 109
Florida 2,024 959 0.013 127
California 1,970 1604 0.006 58
Pennsylvania 1,598 784 0.013 130
Top States for ABRAHAM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 1,568 609 0.016 158
New York 2,852 548 0.015 150
Washington DC 85 722 0.015 149
Minnesota 726 600 0.015 148
South Carolina 562 1134 0.014 140


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

Classification and Origin of ABRAHAM

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 983 3.82
Native American/Alaskan 185 0.72
White (Caucasian) 13,294 51.67
Asian/Pacific 4,955 19.26
Black/African American 4,976 19.34
White (Hispanic) 1,335 5.19

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

Meaning of ABRAHAM in historical publications

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

Similar names to ABRAHAM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ABRAHAM.

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 ABRAHAM

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