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The CANAVAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,188 9374 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 553 8902 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +2635 -472 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 380 4179 0.002 23
United Kingdom 1,976 2984 0.004 43
Top States for CANAVAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 483 1823 0.008 76
New York 394 4775 0.002 21
Pennsylvania 251 5884 0.002 20
Florida 251 7443 0.002 16
New Jersey 232 4055 0.003 28
Top States for CANAVAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 483 1823 0.008 76
Rhode Island 63 2500 0.006 60
New Hampshire 41 4084 0.003 33
Connecticut 108 4121 0.003 32
Vermont 19 4594 0.003 31

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of CANAVAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 68 2.13
Mixed Race 20 0.63
Asian/Pacific 15 0.47
Black/African American 12 0.38
Native American/Alaskan 7 0.22
White (Caucasian) 3,066 96.17

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

Meaning of CANAVAN in historical publications

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

Similar names to CANAVAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CANAVAN.

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 CANAVAN

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