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The CHOATES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 249 72717 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 32 61272 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +217 -11445 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for CHOATES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 89 8839 0.001 11
Texas 31 44058 0.000 1
California 19 120674 0.000 1
Louisiana 15 24832 0.000 3
Michigan 15 80475 0.000 2
Top States for CHOATES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 89 8839 0.001 11
Louisiana 15 24832 0.000 3
Michigan 15 80475 0.000 2
North Carolina 12 40791 0.000 1
Texas 31 44058 0.000 1


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

Classification and Origin of CHOATES

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

Ethnic distribution of CHOATES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 195 78.31
White (Caucasian) 43 17.27
Mixed Race 5 2.01
White (Hispanic) 5 2.01
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 CHOATES surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

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

Meaning of CHOATES in historical publications

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

Similar names to CHOATES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHOATES.

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 CHOATES

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