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The CARR surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 113,892 239 0.042 422
United States (1880 census) 34,211 150 0.068 684
Change since 1880 +79681 -89 -0.026 -262
Other Countries
Australia 6,339 212 0.039 388
United Kingdom 30,157 164 0.066 657
Top States for CARR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 8,043 384 0.024 237
Texas 7,449 321 0.036 357
Florida 6,812 248 0.043 426
Pennsylvania 6,293 140 0.051 512
New York 5,817 238 0.031 307
Top States for CARR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 1,554 117 0.086 859
Mississippi 2,189 169 0.077 770
Tennessee 4,229 176 0.074 743
Maine 873 243 0.068 685
Alabama 2,767 234 0.062 622


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

Classification and Origin of CARR

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 638 0.56
Asian/Pacific 410 0.36
White (Caucasian) 86,319 75.79
Black/African American 22,858 20.07
Mixed Race 1,822 1.6
White (Hispanic) 1,856 1.63

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

Meaning of CARR in historical publications

This name has several significations; Caer, Cornish-British, a city, town, a fort, a castle; Carre, French, a stout, broad-shouldered man; Cawr, Welsh, a giant.

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

Similar names to CARR

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CARR.

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 CARR

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