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The BRICE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 11,153 2968 0.004 41
United States (1880 census) 3,157 1934 0.006 63
Change since 1880 +7996 -1034 -0.002 -22
Other Countries
Australia 770 2105 0.005 47
United Kingdom 2,797 2225 0.006 61
Top States for BRICE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 958 2718 0.005 46
Florida 852 2743 0.005 53
New York 776 2827 0.004 41
California 747 4444 0.002 22
North Carolina 732 1826 0.009 91
Top States for BRICE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 612 1238 0.015 153
Delaware 107 1481 0.014 137
Maryland 694 985 0.013 131
Washington DC 58 1203 0.010 101
Alaska 58 1592 0.009 93


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

Classification and Origin of BRICE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Wales

Language of origin: Welsh

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 251 2.25
White (Hispanic) 235 2.11
Asian/Pacific 42 0.38
Native American/Alaskan 29 0.26
White (Caucasian) 5,660 50.75
Black/African American 4,936 44.26

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

Meaning of BRICE in historical publications

(origin: Welsh.) A contraction of Ap Rice, the son of Rice, which is the same as Rhys or Rhees (see Rhees). Brys, Welsh, haste, quick, lively.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

BRICE. A personal name. The feast of St. Brice, bishop and confessor, is on the iJth of Novemlier. There are tliree places in Normandy denominated from him.

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 BRICE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BRICE.

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 BRICE

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