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The CLAAR surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,134 13137 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 276 15202 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +1858 +2065 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 2 34848 0.000 0
Top States for CLAAR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 744 2207 0.006 61
Ohio 234 6355 0.002 21
California 130 19670 0.000 4
Kansas 97 3757 0.004 36
Florida 87 20613 0.001 5
Top States for CLAAR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 744 2207 0.006 61
Kansas 97 3757 0.004 36
Wyoming 16 4563 0.003 32
Montana 19 8195 0.002 21
New Hampshire 26 6401 0.002 21


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

Classification and Origin of CLAAR

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CLAAR 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.

Ethnic distribution of CLAAR in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 57 2.67
White (Hispanic) 23 1.08
Mixed Race 22 1.03
Asian/Pacific 14 0.66
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.23
White (Caucasian) 2,013 94.33

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

Meaning of CLAAR in historical publications

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

Similar names to CLAAR

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLAAR.

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 CLAAR

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