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The BEER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,743 5554 0.002 21
United States (1880 census) 1,406 4053 0.003 28
Change since 1880 +4337 -1501 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 1,674 972 0.010 102
United Kingdom 4,921 1274 0.011 107
Top States for BEER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 496 2965 0.004 40
New York 437 4225 0.002 23
California 433 6174 0.001 13
Indiana 422 1731 0.007 69
Florida 337 5611 0.002 21
Top States for BEER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 422 1731 0.007 69
Vermont 39 2514 0.006 64
South Dakota 38 3149 0.005 50
Iowa 122 3247 0.004 42
Pennsylvania 496 2965 0.004 40

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

Classification and Origin of BEER

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 BEER 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 BEER 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 BEER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 85 1.48
Black/African American 61 1.06
Mixed Race 46 0.8
Asian/Pacific 30 0.52
Native American/Alaskan 21 0.37
White (Caucasian) 5,500 95.77

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

Meaning of BEER in historical publications

BEER. BEERE. BEARE. Two places on the banks of the Tamar, in co. Devon, are called Beer-Alston and Beer-Ferris, while two others in Dorsetshire bear the names of Beer-Hacket and Beer- Regis.

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 BEER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BEER.

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 BEER

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