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The ALGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,047 5299 0.002 22
United States (1880 census) 1,950 3038 0.004 39
Change since 1880 +4097 -2261 -0.002 -17
Other Countries
Australia 132 11157 0.001 8
United Kingdom 703 6897 0.002 15
Top States for ALGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 573 3522 0.003 30
Virginia 536 1802 0.008 76
California 490 5987 0.001 14
Florida 343 5986 0.002 21
Massachusetts 342 2688 0.005 54
Top States for ALGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 112 973 0.018 184
Utah 220 1449 0.010 99
Rhode Island 85 2001 0.008 81
Virginia 536 1802 0.008 76
New Hampshire 67 2859 0.005 54


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

Classification and Origin of ALGER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 120 1.98
Mixed Race 101 1.67
Asian/Pacific 60 0.99
Native American/Alaskan 35 0.58
Black/African American 29 0.48
White (Caucasian) 5,702 94.29

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

Meaning of ALGER in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALGER.

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 ALGER

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