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The DANCER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,391 11986 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 498 9707 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +1893 -2279 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 92 15361 0.001 6
United Kingdom 823 6129 0.002 18
Top States for DANCER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 507 4543 0.002 24
Michigan 227 5806 0.002 23
California 193 13854 0.001 6
Ohio 102 13793 0.001 9
Florida 88 20350 0.001 6
Top States for DANCER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 83 4066 0.003 31
Idaho 38 5265 0.003 29
Mississippi 82 3944 0.003 29
Nebraska 43 6843 0.003 25
Oklahoma 84 5428 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of DANCER

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 DANCER 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 DANCER 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 DANCER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 728 30.45
Mixed Race 49 2.05
White (Hispanic) 25 1.05
Native American/Alaskan 17 0.71
Asian/Pacific 13 0.54
White (Caucasian) 1,559 65.2

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

Meaning of DANCER in historical publications

DANCER. One skilled in the saltatory art. One Hervius le Dansur is found in the H.R.

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 DANCER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DANCER.

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 DANCER

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