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The FOREHAND surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,653 8337 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 597 8371 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +3056 +34 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 8 31276 0.000 0
Top States for FOREHAND by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 668 3069 0.004 42
Georgia 399 2426 0.005 49
North Carolina 353 3020 0.004 44
Texas 334 5917 0.002 16
Virginia 285 3056 0.004 40
Top States for FOREHAND by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 265 2441 0.006 60
Georgia 399 2426 0.005 49
Mississippi 126 2763 0.004 44
North Carolina 353 3020 0.004 44
Florida 668 3069 0.004 42

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

Classification and Origin of FOREHAND

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 FOREHAND 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 FOREHAND 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 FOREHAND in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 393 10.76
Mixed Race 58 1.59
Native American/Alaskan 35 0.96
White (Hispanic) 35 0.96
Asian/Pacific 15 0.41
White (Caucasian) 3,117 85.33

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

Meaning of FOREHAND in historical publications

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

Similar names to FOREHAND

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FOREHAND.

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 FOREHAND

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