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The COLEMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 208,624 102 0.077 773
United States (1880 census) 45,969 92 0.092 919
Change since 1880 +162655 -10 -0.015 -146
Other Countries
Australia 7,120 179 0.044 436
United Kingdom 24,018 218 0.052 523
Top States for COLEMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 15,831 135 0.076 759
California 13,148 221 0.039 388
Florida 11,527 126 0.072 721
Virginia 9,768 51 0.138 1,380
Illinois 9,633 75 0.078 776
Top States for COLEMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 6,803 37 0.239 2,392
Alabama 7,629 64 0.172 1,716
Louisiana 7,423 52 0.166 1,661
Washington DC 931 43 0.163 1,627
Virginia 9,768 51 0.138 1,380


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

Classification and Origin of COLEMAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 688 0.33
White (Caucasian) 108,568 52.04
Black/African American 91,440 43.83
Mixed Race 3,901 1.87
White (Hispanic) 3,004 1.44
Native American/Alaskan 1,043 0.5

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

Meaning of COLEMAN in historical publications

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

Similar names to COLEMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COLEMAN.

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 COLEMAN

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