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The AIRD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 843 27028 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 161 22550 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +682 -4478 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 468 3405 0.003 29
United Kingdom 1,624 3501 0.004 35
Top States for AIRD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 103 16091 0.001 5
Florida 75 19610 0.000 5
Wisconsin 65 12002 0.001 12
Michigan 63 17629 0.001 6
California 60 32384 0.000 2
Top States for AIRD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 30 6601 0.001 13
North Dakota 8 10576 0.001 12
Wisconsin 65 12002 0.001 12
Iowa 30 13013 0.001 10
Oregon 35 10672 0.001 10


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

Classification and Origin of AIRD

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 637 75.56
Black/African American 137 16.25
White (Hispanic) 43 5.1
Mixed Race 13 1.54
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of AIRD in historical publications

AIRD. Defined as " any Isolated hei.Li,Iit of an abrupt or hummocky character, either on the coast or in the interior" of Scotland. Imp. Gaz. Scot. The word occurs in composition in many Scottish names of towns and parishes, as well as separately.

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 AIRD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AIRD.

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 AIRD

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