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The ANKER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,252 19865 0 5
United States (1880 census) 226 17645 0 5
Change since 1880 +1026 -2220 +N/A 0
Other Countries
Australia 104 13853 0.001 6
United Kingdom 366 11118 0.001 8
Top States for ANKER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 176 13557 0.001 5
New York 119 15141 0.001 6
Florida 98 16698 0.001 6
Pennsylvania 91 15251 0.001 7
Wisconsin 85 9867 0.002 16
Top States for ANKER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 29 4284 0.004 38
Wisconsin 85 9867 0.002 16
Washington 78 8858 0.001 13
Delaware 10 11804 0.001 13
Minnesota 60 12384 0.001 12


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

Classification and Origin of ANKER

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 ANKER 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 ANKER 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 ANKER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 18 1.44
Asian/Pacific 13 1.04
White (Hispanic) 13 1.04
White (Caucasian) 1,201 95.93
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 ANKER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ANKER in historical publications

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

Similar names to ANKER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ANKER.

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 ANKER

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