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The CHERRY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 34,615 922 0.013 128
United States (1880 census) 6,460 941 0.013 129
Change since 1880 +28155 +19 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 1,336 1229 0.008 82
United Kingdom 4,553 1372 0.010 99
Top States for CHERRY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 3,075 378 0.038 382
Texas 2,957 939 0.014 142
Florida 2,171 1001 0.014 136
California 2,017 1747 0.006 60
Pennsylvania 1,841 759 0.015 150
Top States for CHERRY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 3,075 378 0.038 382
Washington DC 165 369 0.029 288
Tennessee 1,592 586 0.028 280
Oklahoma 804 611 0.023 233
Alabama 951 851 0.021 214

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

Classification and Origin of CHERRY

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 CHERRY 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 CHERRY 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 CHERRY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 627 1.81
White (Hispanic) 478 1.38
Asian/Pacific 177 0.51
Native American/Alaskan 152 0.44
White (Caucasian) 21,070 60.87
Black/African American 12,108 34.98

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

Meaning of CHERRY in historical publications

CHERRY. Of Fr. Huguenot origin, and said to be descended from the family of De Cheries, seigneurs of Brauvel, Beauval, &c., in Normandy. B.L.G. Cheris is a plaee near Avranclies. The name is latinized De Ceraso.

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 CHERRY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHERRY.

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 CHERRY

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