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The AGAR surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,084 22212 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 224 17733 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +860 -4479 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 268 5784 0.002 16
United Kingdom 1,599 3555 0.003 35
Top States for AGAR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 191 6300 0.002 19
California 90 24692 0.000 3
New York 87 20815 0.000 5
Florida 70 22851 0.000 4
New Jersey 65 14750 0.001 8
Top States for AGAR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 191 6300 0.002 19
Idaho 15 10978 0.001 12
Minnesota 46 16678 0.001 9
New Jersey 65 14750 0.001 8
Delaware 6 19469 0.001 8

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of AGAR

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 987 91.05
Black/African American 34 3.14
White (Hispanic) 27 2.49
Asian/Pacific 20 1.85
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of AGAR in historical publications

(origin: Gaelic and Celtic.) Aighear signifies gladness, joy, gayety. If from the Latin ager, it denotes a field or land.

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


AGAR. Aucher, a Norman personal name, whence Fitz-Aucher.

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 AGAR

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AGAR.

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 AGAR

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