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The DAM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,570 11287 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 181 20788 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +2389 +9501 +0.001 +6
Other Countries
Australia 367 4313 0.002 22
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for DAM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 825 3912 0.002 24
Texas 220 8842 0.001 11
New York 135 15014 0.001 7
Massachusetts 122 7130 0.002 19
Colorado 92 6403 0.002 21
Top States for DAM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 825 3912 0.002 24
Colorado 92 6403 0.002 21
Maine 27 6122 0.002 21
Massachusetts 122 7130 0.002 19
Alaska 12 8541 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of DAM

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: Vietnam

Language of origin: Vietnamese

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the DAM 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.

Ethnic distribution of DAM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 654 25.45
Mixed Race 48 1.87
White (Hispanic) 41 1.6
Black/African American 21 0.82
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.35
Asian/Pacific 1,797 69.92

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

Meaning of DAM in historical publications

ABA DAM. A recent resumption of the old baronial name of Ap- or Ab- Adam. See B. L. G.

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 DAM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DAM.

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 DAM

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