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The ALTMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 15,916 2091 0.006 59
United States (1880 census) 2,203 2744 0.004 44
Change since 1880 +13713 +653 +0.002 +15
Other Countries
Australia 150 9878 0.001 9
United Kingdom 213 15809 0.000 5
Top States for ALTMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 1,722 1125 0.011 108
New York 1,572 1081 0.008 83
South Carolina 1,539 365 0.038 384
California 1,190 2491 0.004 35
Pennsylvania 1,129 1168 0.009 92
Top States for ALTMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 1,539 365 0.038 384
Florida 1,722 1125 0.011 108
Georgia 865 1162 0.011 106
Pennsylvania 1,129 1168 0.009 92
New York 1,572 1081 0.008 83


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

Classification and Origin of ALTMAN

Language of origin: Hebrew

Religious origin: Jewish

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ALTMAN 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.

Ethnic distribution of ALTMAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 411 2.58
White (Hispanic) 236 1.48
Mixed Race 170 1.07
Asian/Pacific 68 0.43
Native American/Alaskan 56 0.35
White (Caucasian) 14,975 94.09

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

Meaning of ALTMAN in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALTMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALTMAN.

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 ALTMAN

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