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The AYER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,353 8968 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 1,663 3507 0.003 33
Change since 1880 +1690 -5461 -0.002 -21
Other Countries
Australia 21 49827 0.000 1
United Kingdom 81 24817 0.000 2
Top States for AYER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 288 3037 0.005 45
California 277 9587 0.001 8
Maine 262 980 0.021 206
South Carolina 235 2562 0.006 59
Florida 180 10257 0.001 11
Top States for AYER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 262 980 0.021 206
Vermont 124 831 0.020 204
New Hampshire 130 1530 0.011 105
South Carolina 235 2562 0.006 59
Massachusetts 288 3037 0.005 45


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

Classification and Origin of AYER

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

Ethnic distribution of AYER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 81 2.42
Black/African American 67 2
Asian/Pacific 60 1.79
Mixed Race 41 1.22
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.27
White (Caucasian) 3,095 92.31

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

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

Meaning of AYER in historical publications

AYER. See Eyre.

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 AYER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AYER.

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 AYER

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