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The AVANT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,040 6243 0.002 19
United States (1880 census) 741 7030 0.001 15
Change since 1880 +4299 +787 +0.001 +4
Other Countries
Australia 3 191045 0.000 0
United Kingdom 34 27171 0.000 1
Top States for AVANT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 615 1083 0.015 153
Texas 495 4358 0.002 24
Florida 421 4805 0.003 26
Georgia 368 2626 0.004 45
North Carolina 288 3518 0.004 36
Top States for AVANT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 615 1083 0.015 153
Mississippi 258 1596 0.009 91
Louisiana 253 2383 0.006 57
Alabama 237 2685 0.005 53
Arkansas 135 2582 0.005 50

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

Classification and Origin of AVANT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 74 1.47
Mixed Race 69 1.37
Native American/Alaskan 31 0.62
Asian/Pacific 15 0.3
Black/African American 2,093 41.53
White (Caucasian) 2,758 54.72

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

Meaning of AVANT in historical publications

AVANT. Probably from Havant, a town in Hampshire; or it may be from the old war-cry, Avant ! " Forward ! "

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 AVANT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AVANT.

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 AVANT

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