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The ALA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 545 38198 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 1 111558 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +544 +73360 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 11 79158 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ALA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 101 22723 0.000 3
Michigan 58 21385 0.001 6
New Jersey 50 19363 0.001 6
Florida 31 45623 0.000 2
Massachusetts 31 23034 0.000 5
Top States for ALA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 8 12040 0.001 13
Hawaii 12 9132 0.001 10
Kansas 20 14786 0.001 7
Montana 6 20545 0.001 7
Wyoming 3 16588 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of ALA

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

Ethnic distribution of ALA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 381 69.91
Asian/Pacific 93 17.06
White (Hispanic) 35 6.42
Mixed Race 20 3.67
Black/African American 10 1.83
Native American/Alaskan 6 1.1

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

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

Meaning of ALA in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALA.

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 ALA

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