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The CHATHAM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,054 7565 0.002 15
United States (1880 census) 929 5810 0.002 19
Change since 1880 +3125 -1755 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 60 22054 0.000 4
United Kingdom 437 9766 0.001 10
Top States for CHATHAM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 561 3900 0.003 27
Georgia 469 2138 0.006 57
California 348 7649 0.001 10
Mississippi 284 1437 0.010 100
North Carolina 273 3596 0.003 34
Top States for CHATHAM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 284 1437 0.010 100
Georgia 469 2138 0.006 57
Alabama 232 2678 0.005 52
North Carolina 273 3596 0.003 34
Oklahoma 102 4254 0.003 30

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of CHATHAM

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 CHATHAM 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 CHATHAM 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 CHATHAM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 254 6.27
White (Hispanic) 69 1.7
Mixed Race 58 1.43
Asian/Pacific 42 1.04
Native American/Alaskan 10 0.25
White (Caucasian) 3,621 89.32

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

Meaning of CHATHAM in historical publications

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

Similar names to CHATHAM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHATHAM.

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 CHATHAM

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