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The CHASE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 50,777 606 0.019 188
United States (1880 census) 23,265 224 0.047 465
Change since 1880 +27512 -382 -0.028 -277
Other Countries
Australia 558 2894 0.003 34
United Kingdom 2,433 2513 0.005 53
Top States for CHASE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 4,685 672 0.014 138
New York 3,753 400 0.020 198
Massachusetts 3,113 217 0.049 490
Florida 2,952 658 0.018 185
Texas 2,133 1181 0.010 102
Top States for CHASE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 1,838 66 0.144 1,442
New Hampshire 1,629 31 0.132 1,318
Vermont 645 60 0.106 1,059
Massachusetts 3,113 217 0.049 490
Washington DC 254 214 0.044 444


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

Classification and Origin of CHASE

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 CHASE 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 CHASE 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 CHASE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 863 1.7
Native American/Alaskan 812 1.6
Mixed Race 787 1.55
Asian/Pacific 264 0.52
White (Caucasian) 42,475 83.65
Black/African American 5,575 10.98

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

Meaning of CHASE in historical publications

CHASE. A chase " is a privileged place

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 CHASE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHASE.

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 CHASE

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