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The GOMER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,412 18177 0.001 5
United States (1880 census) 274 15303 0.001 5
Change since 1880 +1138 -2874 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 24 45524 0 1
United Kingdom 204 16277 0 4
Top States for GOMER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 174 17229 0.001 5
Florida 122 17451 0.001 8
Ohio 109 14846 0.001 10
Texas 93 19363 0.000 4
Pennsylvania 82 21424 0.001 7
Top States for GOMER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 13 11550 0.002 17
Montana 14 12251 0.002 16
Minnesota 64 15338 0.001 13
Colorado 55 12004 0.001 13
Kentucky 45 9071 0.001 11


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

Classification and Origin of GOMER

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 GOMER 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 GOMER 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 GOMER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 157 11.12
Black/African American 77 5.45
Asian/Pacific 27 1.91
White (Caucasian) 1,136 80.45
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of GOMER in historical publications

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

Similar names to GOMER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GOMER.

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 GOMER

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