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The CARE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 776 28856 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 369 12221 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +407 -16635 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 201 7499 0.001 12
United Kingdom 740 6633 0.002 16
Top States for CARE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 184 7504 0.001 15
California 70 28960 0.000 2
Michigan 55 20690 0.001 6
Maryland 49 10255 0.001 9
Florida 38 35932 0.000 2
Top States for CARE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 184 7504 0.001 15
New Hampshire 12 11420 0.001 10
Maryland 49 10255 0.001 9
Wyoming 4 13778 0.001 8
Connecticut 23 18181 0.001 7

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

Classification and Origin of CARE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: Anglo-Saxon

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 706 90.98
Black/African American 29 3.74
White (Hispanic) 16 2.06
Mixed Race 12 1.55
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of CARE in historical publications

CARE. CARES. Probably the same as Carr or Kerr.

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 CARE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CARE.

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 CARE

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