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The BELFORD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,392 11981 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 630 8018 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +1762 -3963 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 246 6268 0.002 15
United Kingdom 418 10112 0.001 9
Top States for BELFORD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 233 8420 0.001 15
Illinois 203 6636 0.002 16
New York 166 11882 0.001 9
Ohio 165 8393 0.001 15
New Jersey 118 8614 0.001 14
Top States for BELFORD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 17 7996 0.002 22
Arkansas 56 5263 0.002 21
Nebraska 34 8322 0.002 20
Oklahoma 64 6604 0.002 19
Illinois 203 6636 0.002 16


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

Classification and Origin of BELFORD

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 BELFORD 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 BELFORD 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 BELFORD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 410 17.14
White (Hispanic) 58 2.42
Mixed Race 53 2.22
Asian/Pacific 42 1.76
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.33
White (Caucasian) 1,821 76.13

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

Meaning of BELFORD in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BELFORD.

Similar names to BELFORD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BELFORD.

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 BELFORD

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