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The CALDER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,676 6661 0.002 17
United States (1880 census) 1,143 4878 0.002 23
Change since 1880 +3533 -1783 0 -6
Other Countries
Australia 1,126 1464 0.007 69
United Kingdom 4,742 1319 0.010 103
Top States for CALDER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 411 6641 0.001 12
Florida 339 5763 0.002 21
Texas 334 5877 0.002 16
New York 326 5901 0.002 17
Utah 302 976 0.014 135
Top States for CALDER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 302 976 0.014 135
Maine 92 2360 0.007 72
New Hampshire 59 2992 0.005 48
Delaware 34 3877 0.004 43
Vermont 26 3618 0.004 43


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

Classification and Origin of CALDER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 249 5.33
White (Hispanic) 145 3.1
Mixed Race 58 1.24
Asian/Pacific 32 0.68
Native American/Alaskan 32 0.68
White (Caucasian) 4,160 88.96

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

Meaning of CALDER in historical publications

(origin: Local) A river in Yorkshire, England. Calduor, Gaelic and Welsh, the water that incloses or shuts in.

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

Similar names to CALDER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CALDER.

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 CALDER

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