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The CULVER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 17,231 1915 0.006 64
United States (1880 census) 6,086 1007 0.012 122
Change since 1880 +11145 -908 -0.006 -58
Other Countries
Australia 103 13875 0.001 6
United Kingdom 781 6369 0.002 17
Top States for CULVER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,339 2398 0.004 40
Texas 1,118 2172 0.005 54
Michigan 933 1156 0.009 94
Florida 858 2420 0.005 54
New York 830 2274 0.004 44
Top States for CULVER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 822 931 0.018 185
Delaware 136 1018 0.017 174
Wyoming 72 771 0.015 146
Kentucky 540 1102 0.013 134
Vermont 79 1407 0.013 130


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

Classification and Origin of CULVER

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 CULVER 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 CULVER 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 CULVER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 307 1.78
Mixed Race 246 1.43
Native American/Alaskan 105 0.61
Asian/Pacific 64 0.37
White (Caucasian) 14,681 85.2
Black/African American 1,828 10.61

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

Meaning of CULVER in historical publications

CULVER. A pigeon. See Dove.

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 CULVER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CULVER.

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 CULVER

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