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The ARGYLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,072 22403 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 101 31327 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +971 +8924 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 71 19066 0.000 4
United Kingdom 771 6435 0.002 17
Top States for ARGYLE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 574 491 0.026 257
Idaho 50 3751 0.004 39
Pennsylvania 47 30083 0.000 4
Michigan 42 29798 0.000 4
Washington 41 17488 0.001 7
Top States for ARGYLE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 574 491 0.026 257
Idaho 50 3751 0.004 39
Wyoming 12 5916 0.002 24
Washington DC 4 13884 0.001 7
Washington 41 17488 0.001 7

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of ARGYLE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ARGYLE 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 ARGYLE 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 ARGYLE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 32 2.99
Mixed Race 7 0.65
White (Hispanic) 7 0.65
White (Caucasian) 1,019 95.06
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of ARGYLE in historical publications

(origin: Gaelic.) An extensive shire on the western coast of Scotland. The name is derived from the Gaelic Earra Ghaidheal, that is, the country of the western Gael, or, according to Grant, the breeding-place of the Gael.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


Similar names to ARGYLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ARGYLE.

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 ARGYLE

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