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The CARD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,532 2652 0.005 46
United States (1880 census) 3,210 1904 0.006 64
Change since 1880 +9322 -748 -0.001 -18
Other Countries
Australia 162 9189 0.001 10
United Kingdom 2,061 2887 0.004 45
Top States for CARD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,470 1735 0.008 77
Michigan 1,020 1505 0.010 103
California 923 4397 0.003 27
Florida 852 3350 0.005 53
Texas 480 5790 0.002 23
Top States for CARD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 369 960 0.029 289
Rhode Island 255 795 0.024 243
Utah 317 1345 0.014 142
New Hampshire 171 1594 0.014 138
Michigan 1,020 1505 0.010 103


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

Classification and Origin of CARD

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 CARD 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 CARD 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 CARD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 871 6.95
Mixed Race 193 1.54
Asian/Pacific 143 1.14
Native American/Alaskan 91 0.73
White (Caucasian) 8,739 69.73
White (Hispanic) 2,495 19.91

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

Meaning of CARD in historical publications

A word used in some parts of Scotland to denote a traveling tinker. Ceairde, Gaelic, a tradesman.

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

CARD. The same as Caird, which see.

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 CARD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CARD.

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 CARD

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