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The GERHARD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,596 11197 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 891 6017 0.002 18
Change since 1880 +1705 -5180 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 90 15666 0.001 6
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GERHARD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 585 2500 0.005 48
California 208 11796 0.001 6
Florida 153 11414 0.001 10
New York 143 12825 0.001 8
Ohio 131 9767 0.001 12
Top States for GERHARD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 585 2500 0.005 48
Delaware 19 6799 0.002 24
Wyoming 10 6796 0.002 20
Iowa 45 9771 0.002 15
Connecticut 51 8631 0.001 15


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

Classification and Origin of GERHARD

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the GERHARD surname.

Ethnic distribution of GERHARD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 30 1.16
Mixed Race 21 0.81
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.35
White (Caucasian) 2,525 97.27
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant

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

GERHARD is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of GERHARD in historical publications

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

Similar names to GERHARD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GERHARD.

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 GERHARD

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