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The CATER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,759 8124 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 891 6015 0.002 18
Change since 1880 +2868 -2109 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 292 5335 0.002 18
United Kingdom 1,903 3088 0.004 41
Top States for CATER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 367 7924 0.001 11
Texas 273 7404 0.001 13
Georgia 271 3522 0.003 33
Alabama 262 2616 0.006 59
Florida 217 9263 0.001 14
Top States for CATER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 179 2138 0.007 67
Alabama 262 2616 0.006 59
Mississippi 107 3251 0.004 38
South Carolina 142 3832 0.004 35
Louisiana 149 4003 0.003 33


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

Classification and Origin of CATER

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 CATER 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 CATER 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 CATER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 723 19.23
White (Hispanic) 78 2.08
Mixed Race 54 1.44
White (Caucasian) 2,874 76.46
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 CATER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CATER in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of CATER.

Similar names to CATER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CATER.

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 CATER

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