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The AN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,435 5831 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 49 50145 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +5386 +44314 +0.002 +19
Other Countries
Australia 179 8332 0.001 11
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for AN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,789 1809 0.005 53
New York 513 3761 0.003 27
New Jersey 356 2622 0.004 42
Texas 319 6133 0.002 15
Washington 284 2602 0.005 48
Top States for AN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,789 1809 0.005 53
Washington 284 2602 0.005 48
Alaska 28 3217 0.004 45
New Jersey 356 2622 0.004 42
Virginia 279 3104 0.004 39


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

Classification and Origin of AN

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the AN surname.

Ethnic distribution of AN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 219 4.03
Mixed Race 122 2.24
White (Hispanic) 48 0.88
Asian/Pacific 4,996 91.92
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

AN is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of AN in historical publications

CON AN. An ancient personal name occurring in the poems of Ossian. It is somet Jucs corrupted to Cannon and Canning.

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 AN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AN.

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.