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The COLVER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 435 46153 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 267 15596 0.001 5
Change since 1880 +168 -30557 -0.001 -3
Other Countries
Australia 15 64509 0.000 1
United Kingdom 266 13772 0.001 6
Top States for COLVER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 73 26839 0.000 2
Washington 33 18587 0.001 6
Pennsylvania 31 38367 0.000 3
Michigan 24 41582 0.000 2
Illinois 22 48306 0.000 2
Top States for COLVER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 9 9528 0.001 14
Utah 19 9207 0.001 9
Washington 33 18587 0.001 6
Montana 5 21056 0.001 6
Colorado 17 24835 0.000 4


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

Classification and Origin of COLVER

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 COLVER 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 COLVER 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 COLVER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 395 90.8
Black/African American 29 6.67
Mixed Race 6 1.38
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of COLVER in historical publications

From the Dutch kolver, one who plays at kolf, a favorite game in Holland.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to COLVER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COLVER.

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 COLVER

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