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The ALCORN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,716 4247 0.003 29
United States (1880 census) 1,456 3939 0.003 29
Change since 1880 +6260 -308 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 629 2571 0.004 38
United Kingdom 575 8053 0.001 13
Top States for ALCORN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 715 4293 0.002 21
Texas 639 3685 0.003 31
Kentucky 593 1027 0.015 147
Ohio 570 2556 0.005 50
Pennsylvania 434 3682 0.004 35
Top States for ALCORN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 593 1027 0.015 147
Indiana 395 2053 0.006 65
Missouri 355 2190 0.006 63
Tennessee 325 2612 0.006 57
Kansas 141 2394 0.005 52


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

Classification and Origin of ALCORN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 677 8.77
White (Hispanic) 137 1.78
Mixed Race 114 1.48
Native American/Alaskan 54 0.7
Asian/Pacific 35 0.45
White (Caucasian) 6,699 86.82

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

Meaning of ALCORN in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALCORN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALCORN.

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 ALCORN

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