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The CONFER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,433 8789 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 576 8615 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +2857 -174 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for CONFER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 1,579 818 0.013 129
Michigan 210 5695 0.002 21
New York 166 11317 0.001 9
Ohio 128 10129 0.001 11
California 122 19003 0.000 4
Top States for CONFER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 1,579 818 0.013 129
Wyoming 18 3624 0.004 36
Michigan 210 5695 0.002 21
Kansas 41 7785 0.002 15
Oregon 51 8205 0.001 15


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

Classification and Origin of CONFER

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the CONFER surname.

Ethnic distribution of CONFER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 54 1.57
Mixed Race 45 1.31
Native American/Alaskan 33 0.96
White (Hispanic) 28 0.82
Asian/Pacific 9 0.26
White (Caucasian) 3,264 95.08

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

CONFER is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of CONFER in historical publications

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

Similar names to CONFER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CONFER.

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 CONFER

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