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The CANTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,871 5451 0.002 22
United States (1880 census) 1,074 5145 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +4797 -306 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 11 80347 0.000 1
United Kingdom 296 12861 0.001 6
Top States for CANTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 1,068 1366 0.009 94
North Carolina 499 2433 0.006 62
Tennessee 436 2103 0.008 77
California 358 8159 0.001 11
Maryland 353 1884 0.007 67
Top States for CANTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 1,068 1366 0.009 94
Kentucky 348 1757 0.009 86
Tennessee 436 2103 0.008 77
Maryland 353 1884 0.007 67
North Carolina 499 2433 0.006 62

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

Classification and Origin of CANTER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 110 1.87
White (Hispanic) 102 1.74
Mixed Race 53 0.9
Asian/Pacific 20 0.34
Native American/Alaskan 17 0.29
White (Caucasian) 5,569 94.86

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

Meaning of CANTER in historical publications

CANTER. Lat. cantor. A precentor or chanter.

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 CANTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CANTER.

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 CANTER

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