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The ABU surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 383 51119 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 3 103105 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +380 +51986 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 1 294451 0.000 0
United Kingdom 145 19866 0.000 3
Top States for ABU by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 52 15741 0.000 2
New York 42 14863 0.000 2
Virginia 32 7523 0.000 5
Texas 28 17826 0.000 1
Massachusetts 25 10608 0.000 4
Top States for ABU by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 32 7523 0.000 5
Massachusetts 25 10608 0.000 4
Washington DC 2 8515 0.000 3
Maryland 16 11105 0.000 3
Delaware 2 19454 0.000 3


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

Classification and Origin of ABU

Region of origin: Africa

Country of origin: Somalia

Religious origin: Muslim

Ethnic distribution of ABU in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 223 58.22
Asian/Pacific 48 12.53
Mixed Race 48 12.53
White (Caucasian) 46 12.01
White (Hispanic) 18 4.7
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

Meaning of ABU in historical publications

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

Similar names to ABU

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ABU.

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 ABU

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