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The BIGGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,298 12393 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 1,012 5403 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +1286 -6990 -0.001 -12
Other Countries
Australia 24 45835 0.000 1
United Kingdom 156 18962 0.000 3
Top States for BIGGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 322 4168 0.003 32
Illinois 178 8237 0.001 14
Pennsylvania 131 12534 0.001 11
California 125 20903 0.000 4
South Carolina 119 4481 0.003 30
Top States for BIGGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 322 4168 0.003 32
South Carolina 119 4481 0.003 30
Oklahoma 61 7310 0.002 18
Indiana 103 7937 0.002 17
Virginia 109 7333 0.002 15

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

Classification and Origin of BIGGER

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 BIGGER 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 BIGGER 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 BIGGER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 181 7.88
Mixed Race 40 1.74
Native American/Alaskan 39 1.7
White (Hispanic) 36 1.57
Asian/Pacific 14 0.61
White (Caucasian) 1,988 86.51

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

Meaning of BIGGER in historical publications

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

Similar names to BIGGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BIGGER.

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 BIGGER

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