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The COUNTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 872 26332 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 174 21346 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +698 -4986 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 79 17458 0.000 5
United Kingdom 291 12978 0.001 6
Top States for COUNTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 77 29806 0.000 2
Massachusetts 63 12681 0.001 10
Wisconsin 57 16189 0.001 11
Kansas 52 6562 0.002 19
Texas 50 27107 0.000 2
Top States for COUNTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 42 2520 0.007 69
Kansas 52 6562 0.002 19
New Hampshire 17 9181 0.001 14
Wisconsin 57 16189 0.001 11
Massachusetts 63 12681 0.001 10

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

Classification and Origin of COUNTER

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 COUNTER 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 COUNTER 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 COUNTER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 761 87.27
Black/African American 82 9.4
White (Hispanic) 14 1.61
Mixed Race 10 1.15
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of COUNTER in historical publications

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

Similar names to COUNTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COUNTER.

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 COUNTER

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