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The BURGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 19,654 1668 0.007 73
United States (1880 census) 4,968 1238 0.010 99
Change since 1880 +14686 -430 -0.003 -26
Other Countries
Australia 402 3937 0.002 25
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for BURGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,563 1110 0.008 82
Pennsylvania 1,492 854 0.012 121
California 1,418 2147 0.004 42
Ohio 1,291 978 0.011 114
Florida 1,127 1759 0.007 71
Top States for BURGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 88 838 0.014 140
Pennsylvania 1,492 854 0.012 121
Ohio 1,291 978 0.011 114
Indiana 688 1024 0.011 113
Iowa 330 968 0.011 113


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

Classification and Origin of BURGER

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BURGER 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.

Ethnic distribution of BURGER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 401 2.04
White (Hispanic) 297 1.51
Mixed Race 218 1.11
Native American/Alaskan 94 0.48
Asian/Pacific 83 0.42
White (Caucasian) 18,561 94.44

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

Meaning of BURGER in historical publications

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

Similar names to BURGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BURGER.

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 BURGER

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