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The BIRD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 33,962 944 0.013 126
United States (1880 census) 18,857 282 0.038 377
Change since 1880 +15105 -662 -0.025 -251
Other Countries
Australia 5,480 255 0.034 335
United Kingdom 27,677 183 0.060 603
Top States for BIRD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 3,056 1090 0.009 90
Texas 2,453 1073 0.012 118
Florida 1,796 1178 0.011 112
Utah 1,758 103 0.079 787
Michigan 1,660 615 0.017 167
Top States for BIRD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 1,758 103 0.079 787
Idaho 609 226 0.047 471
West Virginia 692 375 0.038 383
Montana 268 320 0.030 297
Wyoming 104 503 0.021 211


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

Classification and Origin of BIRD

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

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

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 893 2.63
White (Hispanic) 652 1.92
Mixed Race 537 1.58
Asian/Pacific 251 0.74
White (Caucasian) 30,576 90.03
Black/African American 1,049 3.09

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

Meaning of BIRD in historical publications

BIRD. See Birds.

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 BIRD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BIRD.

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 BIRD

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