The history of your name

The CHAR surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 793 28353 0 3
United States (1880 census) 18 76588 0 0
Change since 1880 +775 +48235 +N/A +N/A
Other Countries
Australia 8 108052 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for CHAR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 252 419 0.021 208
California 166 16974 0.000 5
New York 37 54164 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 37 42254 0.000 3
New Jersey 22 50744 0.000 3
Top States for CHAR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 252 419 0.021 208
Alaska 5 20603 0.001 8
Nevada 11 23733 0.001 6
Vermont 3 26590 0.000 5
California 166 16974 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 CHAR live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CHAR represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CHAR in Hawaii than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CHAR by picking someone at random in Hawaii than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CHAR

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the CHAR surname.

Ethnic distribution of CHAR in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 511 64.44
White (Caucasian) 143 18.03
Mixed Race 91 11.48
White (Hispanic) 30 3.78
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

CHAR is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of CHAR in historical publications

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

Similar names to CHAR

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHAR.

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 CHAR

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