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The GRAHAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 367 52935 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 390 11731 0.001 8
Change since 1880 -23 -41204 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GRAHAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 64 80561 0.000 2
Virginia 24 49895 0.000 3
Florida 21 147066 0.000 1
New York 18 181650 0.000 1
Washington 15 89781 0.000 3
Top States for GRAHAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 9 37218 0.001 7
Mississippi 15 21345 0.001 5
South Carolina 15 40124 0.000 4
Oklahoma 12 42516 0.000 3
Virginia 24 49895 0.000 3


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

Classification and Origin of GRAHAN

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

Ethnic distribution of GRAHAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 194 52.86
Black/African American 139 37.87
White (Hispanic) 15 4.09
Mixed Race 14 3.81
Asian/Pacific 5 1.36
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

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

Meaning of GRAHAN in historical publications

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

Similar names to GRAHAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GRAHAN.

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 GRAHAN

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