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The ALCANTARA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,112 4017 0.003 30
United States (1880 census) 9 89231 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +8103 +85214 +0.003 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 108 13391 0.001 7
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ALCANTARA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,400 1668 0.007 71
New York 965 2384 0.005 51
Florida 737 3415 0.005 46
Texas 626 4230 0.003 30
Illinois 511 3098 0.004 41
Top States for ALCANTARA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Nevada 173 1652 0.009 87
California 2,400 1668 0.007 71
New Jersey 447 2579 0.005 53
New York 965 2384 0.005 51
Hawaii 61 2127 0.005 50

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of ALCANTARA

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Spain

Language of origin: Spanish

Ethnic origin: Iberian

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 488 6.02
Mixed Race 167 2.06
Black/African American 63 0.78
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.07
White (Hispanic) 5,666 69.85
Asian/Pacific 1,722 21.23

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

Meaning of ALCANTARA in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALCANTARA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALCANTARA.

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 ALCANTARA

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