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The ABRAMS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 24,961 1295 0.009 92
United States (1880 census) 4,264 1451 0.009 85
Change since 1880 +20697 +156 0 +7
Other Countries
Australia 87 16015 0.001 5
United Kingdom 985 5324 0.002 21
Top States for ABRAMS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 3,038 509 0.016 160
California 2,162 1483 0.006 64
Florida 2,148 911 0.013 134
Ohio 1,502 845 0.013 132
Pennsylvania 1,425 913 0.012 116
Top States for ABRAMS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 171 757 0.022 218
Alabama 944 773 0.021 212
South Carolina 664 957 0.017 166
New York 3,038 509 0.016 160
New Jersey 1,295 599 0.015 154


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

Classification and Origin of ABRAMS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 524 2.1
Mixed Race 367 1.47
Native American/Alaskan 162 0.65
Asian/Pacific 105 0.42
White (Caucasian) 18,506 74.14
Black/African American 5,299 21.23

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

Meaning of ABRAMS in historical publications


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 ABRAMS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ABRAMS.

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 ABRAMS

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