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The BONHAM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,533 4939 0.002 24
United States (1880 census) 1,907 3101 0.004 38
Change since 1880 +4626 -1838 -0.002 -14
Other Countries
Australia 336 4696 0.002 21
United Kingdom 957 5451 0.002 21
Top States for BONHAM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 642 4569 0.002 19
Texas 586 3873 0.003 28
Ohio 390 3653 0.003 34
Florida 334 6005 0.002 21
Michigan 289 4222 0.003 29
Top States for BONHAM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 235 2071 0.007 68
Utah 131 2277 0.006 59
Kansas 146 2216 0.005 54
Wyoming 25 2639 0.005 51
West Virginia 83 2703 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 BONHAM live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BONHAM represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BONHAM in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BONHAM by picking someone at random in Oklahoma than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BONHAM

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 BONHAM 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 BONHAM 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 BONHAM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 395 6.05
White (Hispanic) 102 1.56
Mixed Race 93 1.42
Native American/Alaskan 42 0.64
Asian/Pacific 36 0.55
White (Caucasian) 5,865 89.77

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

Meaning of BONHAM in historical publications

BONHAM. Although no place so called appears in tlie topograpliical dictionaries, this -would ajDpear to be, lilvc Bonbj', Bonchurch, &c., the name of some locality. There was, howcA'er, a religious order called honhomvies, or friars minors, from whom the name may have originated. Bonliomme occurs in tlie H.E. as a stationary surname.

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 BONHAM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BONHAM.

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 BONHAM

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