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The ASK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 528 39240 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 125 26952 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +403 -12288 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 1 299587 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ASK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 157 4019 0.003 32
Montana 39 2962 0.004 43
Iowa 38 10770 0.001 13
Washington 37 17039 0.001 6
California 30 61868 0.000 1
Top States for ASK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 39 2962 0.004 43
North Dakota 21 4871 0.003 33
Minnesota 157 4019 0.003 32
South Dakota 15 7969 0.002 20
Iowa 38 10770 0.001 13


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

Classification and Origin of ASK

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

Ethnic distribution of ASK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 505 95.64
Mixed Race 9 1.7
Asian/Pacific 6 1.14
Black/African American 6 1.14
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of ASK in historical publications

1" ASK. As a prefix in such local surnames as Askeby, Askham, Asliley, Askerby, Askwith, &c., is probably the A-Sax. asc, an ash tree. ASKE. A township in the N.R. of Yorkshire, the ancient abode of the family. ASKER. A corruption of Askew. ASKEW. Aiskew, a township in the parish of Bedale, N.R. Yorkshire; Ascue, Ayscue, Ascough, and Ayscough, are various spellings of this palronjinic.

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 ASK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ASK.

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 ASK

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