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The FARRIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 28,928 1108 0.011 107
United States (1880 census) 4,940 1255 0.010 99
Change since 1880 +23988 +147 +0.001 +8
Other Countries
Australia 81 17087 0.000 5
United Kingdom 280 13322 0.001 6
Top States for FARRIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 3,300 798 0.016 158
California 2,264 1488 0.007 67
Tennessee 1,891 459 0.033 332
Missouri 1,619 393 0.029 289
Kentucky 1,421 430 0.035 352
Top States for FARRIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 1,259 344 0.036 365
Kentucky 1,421 430 0.035 352
Tennessee 1,891 459 0.033 332
Alabama 1,409 527 0.032 317
Missouri 1,619 393 0.029 289

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

Classification and Origin of FARRIS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the FARRIS 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 FARRIS 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 FARRIS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 466 1.61
White (Hispanic) 451 1.56
Native American/Alaskan 234 0.81
Asian/Pacific 98 0.34
White (Caucasian) 24,169 83.55
Black/African American 3,509 12.13

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

Meaning of FARRIS in historical publications

FARRIS. See Ferris or Ferrers.

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 FARRIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FARRIS.

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 FARRIS

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