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The ALFRED surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,682 5601 0.002 21
United States (1880 census) 1,090 5089 0.002 22
Change since 1880 +4592 -512 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 113 12784 0.001 7
United Kingdom 265 13790 0.001 6
Top States for ALFRED by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 952 748 0.021 213
Texas 736 3396 0.004 35
Florida 517 4299 0.003 32
New York 494 4299 0.003 26
California 363 8117 0.001 11
Top States for ALFRED by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 952 748 0.021 213
Washington DC 46 1450 0.008 80
West Virginia 122 2160 0.007 67
Texas 736 3396 0.004 35
Florida 517 4299 0.003 32


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

Classification and Origin of ALFRED

Region of origin: Europe

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Ethnic distribution of ALFRED in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 211 3.71
White (Hispanic) 130 2.29
Native American/Alaskan 91 1.6
Asian/Pacific 86 1.51
Black/African American 3,199 56.3
White (Caucasian) 1,965 34.58

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

Meaning of ALFRED in historical publications

(origin: Saxon.) All-peace, from all, and fred or friede, peace, like Alwin and Albert.

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

ALFRED. The personal name. Very common in Domesd. and later, as Alured.

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 ALFRED

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALFRED.

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 ALFRED

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