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The AGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,422 18077 0.001 5
United States (1880 census) 660 7725 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +762 -10352 0 -8
Other Countries
Australia 152 9745 0.001 9
United Kingdom 1,665 3434 0.004 36
Top States for AGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 119 16352 0.001 7
Michigan 93 15377 0.001 9
Colorado 90 6910 0.002 21
Maryland 82 7857 0.002 15
New York 81 25553 0.000 4
Top States for AGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 21 7053 0.003 28
Colorado 90 6910 0.002 21
New Hampshire 20 8532 0.002 16
Connecticut 54 9632 0.002 16
Oregon 54 8923 0.002 16


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

Classification and Origin of AGER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 169 11.88
White (Hispanic) 23 1.62
Mixed Race 20 1.41
Asian/Pacific 11 0.77
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.56
White (Caucasian) 1,191 83.76

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

Meaning of AGER in historical publications

AGER. See 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 AGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AGER.

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 AGER

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