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The CLARENCE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 357 54152 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 80 36464 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +277 -17688 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 146 10140 0.001 9
United Kingdom 198 16557 0.000 4
Top States for CLARENCE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 38 34015 0.000 1
Texas 35 22995 0.000 2
New York 34 31350 0.000 2
New Mexico 16 5748 0.001 9
Washington 15 27290 0.000 3
Top States for CLARENCE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Mexico 16 5748 0.001 9
Washington DC 4 7388 0.001 7
Nebraska 8 17104 0.000 5
Rhode Island 3 20297 0.000 3
Washington 15 27290 0.000 3

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

Classification and Origin of CLARENCE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CLARENCE 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 CLARENCE 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 CLARENCE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 171 47.9
Black/African American 142 39.78
Asian/Pacific 15 4.2
White (Hispanic) 13 3.64
Mixed Race 11 3.08
Native American/Alaskan 5 1.4

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

Meaning of CLARENCE in historical publications

CLARENCE. CLARANCE. See Clare.

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 CLARENCE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLARENCE.

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 CLARENCE

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