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The APA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 400 49366 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) -1 142245 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +401 +92879 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 10 89527 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for APA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 79 23099 0.000 4
Pennsylvania 56 24857 0.000 5
Illinois 37 34314 0.000 3
Florida 33 44286 0.000 2
New Jersey 24 38968 0.000 3
Top States for APA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 8 14722 0.001 10
South Dakota 7 14939 0.001 9
Hawaii 10 10050 0.001 8
North Dakota 3 18938 0.000 5
Idaho 6 23571 0.000 5


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

Classification and Origin of APA

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

Ethnic distribution of APA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 346 86.5
Asian/Pacific 22 5.5
White (Hispanic) 16 4
Mixed Race 9 2.25
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 APA surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

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

Meaning of APA in historical publications

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

Similar names to APA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as APA.

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 APA

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