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The ANDER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 414 48021 0 1
United States (1880 census) 101 31368 0 2
Change since 1880 +313 -16653 +N/A -1
Other Countries
Australia 3 190484 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ANDER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 55 27150 0.000 4
New York 55 36846 0.000 3
Ohio 32 39806 0.000 3
California 28 79444 0.000 1
Florida 27 58946 0.000 2
Top States for ANDER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 7 19136 0.001 5
Alaska 3 31403 0.000 5
Minnesota 22 36200 0.000 4
Illinois 55 27150 0.000 4
Nevada 7 36451 0.000 4


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

Classification and Origin of ANDER

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

Ethnic distribution of ANDER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 355 85.75
Black/African American 34 8.21
Mixed Race 10 2.42
White (Hispanic) 8 1.93
Asian/Pacific 7 1.69
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

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

Meaning of ANDER in historical publications

K ALL ANDER. The same as Callander.

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 ANDER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ANDER.

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 ANDER

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