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The ALLAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 10,746 3090 0.004 40
United States (1880 census) 1,945 3044 0.004 39
Change since 1880 +8801 -46 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 5,546 250 0.034 339
United Kingdom 22,473 240 0.049 489
Top States for ALLAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,363 2369 0.004 40
Florida 840 2494 0.005 53
New York 699 2802 0.004 37
Michigan 627 1821 0.006 63
Washington 510 1446 0.009 87
Top States for ALLAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 329 921 0.015 147
Washington 510 1446 0.009 87
New Hampshire 93 2104 0.008 75
North Dakota 44 2431 0.007 69
Rhode Island 70 2381 0.007 67


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

Classification and Origin of ALLAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 688 6.4
Mixed Race 246 2.29
White (Hispanic) 217 2.02
Asian/Pacific 115 1.07
Native American/Alaskan 86 0.8
White (Caucasian) 9,394 87.42

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

Meaning of ALLAN in historical publications

ALLAN. See Allen. Also Gael, alleav

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 ALLAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALLAN.

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 ALLAN

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