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The BABER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,446 5815 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 1,228 4590 0.002 25
Change since 1880 +4218 -1225 0 -5
Other Countries
Australia 120 12140 0.001 7
United Kingdom 1,201 4510 0.003 26
Top States for BABER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 631 1603 0.009 89
California 441 6779 0.001 13
Texas 425 5251 0.002 20
Michigan 296 4424 0.003 30
Kentucky 292 2064 0.007 72
Top States for BABER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 631 1603 0.009 89
Kentucky 292 2064 0.007 72
Arkansas 147 2562 0.005 55
Nebraska 87 2928 0.005 51
West Virginia 84 2772 0.005 46


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

Classification and Origin of BABER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 664 12.19
Mixed Race 133 2.44
Asian/Pacific 99 1.82
White (Hispanic) 89 1.63
Native American/Alaskan 36 0.66
White (Caucasian) 4,425 81.25

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

Meaning of BABER in historical publications

(origin: Gaelic.) Babair or Basbair, a fencer or swordsman; one who, by his blows, produced death; from Bas, death, and fear, a man.

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

BABER. Probably from the hundred of Babergh, in Suffolk, though some of the name aiTect a descent from the Sultan Baber or Babour, the founder of the Mogul dynasty in Hindostan, A.D. 1525 I

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 BABER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BABER.

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 BABER

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