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The ALBERT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 31,159 1028 0.012 116
United States (1880 census) 6,310 966 0.013 126
Change since 1880 +24849 -62 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 793 2046 0.005 49
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ALBERT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 2,486 778 0.016 156
California 2,371 1355 0.007 70
New York 2,360 707 0.012 124
Pennsylvania 2,317 509 0.019 189
Ohio 1,401 910 0.012 123
Top States for ALBERT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 1,009 191 0.079 791
Connecticut 1,060 283 0.031 311
Louisiana 1,197 514 0.027 268
New Hampshire 317 559 0.026 257
Pennsylvania 2,317 509 0.019 189


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

Classification and Origin of ALBERT

Region of origin: Europe

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Ethnic distribution of ALBERT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 975 3.13
Mixed Race 486 1.56
Native American/Alaskan 449 1.44
Asian/Pacific 349 1.12
White (Caucasian) 25,039 80.36
Black/African American 3,861 12.39

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

Meaning of ALBERT in historical publications

(origin: German.) All bright or famous; beort or bert, signifies famous, fair, and clear, bright; so Sebert and Ethelbert were sometimes written Se bright and Ethel bright. All, Eal, and Æl, in old English and Saxon compound names, have the same signification as the English All, as Al-dred, Al-win, etc.

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

ALBERT. A well-known Teutonic baptismal name. Albrecht and Albrett are modifications.

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 ALBERT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALBERT.

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 ALBERT

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