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The GALLUP surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,033 7602 0.002 15
United States (1880 census) 1,828 3242 0.004 37
Change since 1880 +2205 -4360 -0.002 -22
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 58 25747 0.000 1
Top States for GALLUP by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 374 7300 0.001 11
New York 347 5590 0.002 18
Michigan 329 3620 0.003 33
Illinois 209 6200 0.002 17
Florida 203 9169 0.001 13
Top States for GALLUP by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 121 1445 0.009 94
Vermont 40 2527 0.007 66
New Hampshire 55 3213 0.004 45
Connecticut 131 3439 0.004 38
Michigan 329 3620 0.003 33


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

Classification and Origin of GALLUP

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 GALLUP 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 GALLUP 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 GALLUP in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 75 1.86
Black/African American 72 1.79
White (Hispanic) 62 1.54
Native American/Alaskan 26 0.64
Asian/Pacific 12 0.3
White (Caucasian) 3,786 93.88

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

Meaning of GALLUP in historical publications

(origin: Ger.) A corruption of Gottlieb, from Gott, God, and lieb, love or praise--God's praise.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to GALLUP

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GALLUP.

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 GALLUP

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