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The CAUL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 491 41722 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 304 14140 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +187 -27582 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 138 20485 0.000 3
Top States for CAUL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 54 10808 0.001 8
California 51 38404 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 49 25925 0.000 4
Illinois 26 42938 0.000 2
Florida 26 49075 0.000 2
Top States for CAUL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 6 7373 0.001 10
Virginia 54 10808 0.001 8
West Virginia 12 9754 0.001 7
Vermont 3 19763 0.000 5
Mississippi 14 11081 0.000 5


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

Classification and Origin of CAUL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 321 65.38
Black/African American 147 29.94
Mixed Race 13 2.65
White (Hispanic) 9 1.83
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 CAUL surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CAUL in historical publications

CAUL. A dam-head. Jamieson. CAULCUTT. The same as Caldecott. CAULTON. See Calton.

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 CAUL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CAUL.

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 CAUL

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