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The AHERNE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 298 62775 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 117 28322 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +181 -34453 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 163 9091 0.001 10
United Kingdom 844 6022 0.002 18
Top States for AHERNE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 66 27247 0.000 3
California 52 40536 0.000 2
Massachusetts 42 17695 0.001 7
Pennsylvania 24 52389 0.000 2
New Jersey 20 47571 0.000 2
Top States for AHERNE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 42 17695 0.001 7
New Hampshire 5 27273 0.000 4
New York 66 27247 0.000 3
Maryland 14 32744 0.000 3
New Jersey 20 47571 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of AHERNE

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the AHERNE surname.

Ethnic distribution of AHERNE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 294 98.66
Asian/Pacific None reported 0
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race None reported 0
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

AHERNE is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of AHERNE in historical publications

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