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The CARROLL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 131,020 201 0.049 486
United States (1880 census) 29,918 167 0.06 598
Change since 1880 +101102 -34 -0.011 -112
Other Countries
Australia 8,160 150 0.05 499
United Kingdom 17,694 315 0.039 385
Top States for CARROLL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 9,341 244 0.045 448
Florida 8,599 180 0.054 538
California 8,593 359 0.025 254
New York 6,769 191 0.036 357
Ohio 5,590 191 0.049 492
Top States for CARROLL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 4,317 127 0.097 971
Tennessee 5,229 124 0.092 919
Delaware 630 145 0.080 804
South Carolina 3,099 162 0.077 772
Massachusetts 4,665 103 0.073 735


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

Classification and Origin of CARROLL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 825 0.63
Asian/Pacific 576 0.44
White (Caucasian) 111,433 85.05
Black/African American 14,412 11
Mixed Race 1,821 1.39
White (Hispanic) 1,965 1.5

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

Meaning of CARROLL in historical publications

CARROLL. 1. Possibly from the romantic rock so called in co. Sutherland. 2. A modification of Carolus, Charles.

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 CARROLL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CARROLL.

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 CARROLL

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