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The ARROW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 424 47120 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 64 43028 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +360 -4092 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 137 10711 0.001 8
United Kingdom 211 15878 0.000 5
Top States for ARROW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 76 28920 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 67 20969 0.001 5
New York 55 31861 0.000 3
South Dakota 37 3373 0.005 49
Florida 33 42987 0.000 2
Top States for ARROW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 37 3373 0.005 49
North Dakota 7 12841 0.001 11
Alaska 6 16565 0.001 10
Rhode Island 6 19874 0.001 6
Pennsylvania 67 20969 0.001 5

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

Classification and Origin of ARROW

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 ARROW 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 ARROW 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 ARROW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 304 71.7
Native American/Alaskan 72 16.98
Black/African American 28 6.6
Mixed Race 10 2.36
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of ARROW in historical publications

ARROW. A parish co. "Warwick; a township CO. Chester ; also two western rivei-s.

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 ARROW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ARROW.

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 ARROW

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