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The CLOW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,808 10494 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 1,223 4603 0.002 24
Change since 1880 +1585 -5891 -0.001 -14
Other Countries
Australia 196 7711 0.001 12
United Kingdom 1,023 5183 0.002 22
Top States for CLOW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 346 7839 0.001 10
Illinois 209 6225 0.002 17
New York 140 13507 0.001 7
Washington 140 5246 0.002 24
Florida 122 14352 0.001 8
Top States for CLOW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 72 2577 0.006 58
North Dakota 26 4426 0.004 40
Vermont 21 4389 0.003 34
Idaho 42 4429 0.003 32
Oregon 109 4020 0.003 32


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

Classification and Origin of CLOW

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 79 2.81
White (Hispanic) 52 1.85
Mixed Race 38 1.35
Asian/Pacific 27 0.96
Native American/Alaskan 19 0.68
White (Caucasian) 2,593 92.34

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

Meaning of CLOW in historical publications

CLOW. A rock. A-Sax. Halliw.

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 CLOW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLOW.

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 CLOW

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