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The GRAYER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,486 17483 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 182 20709 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +1304 +3226 +0.001 +2
Other Countries
Australia 2 257505 0.000 0
United Kingdom 141 20210 0.000 3
Top States for GRAYER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 172 8327 0.001 14
Mississippi 170 2375 0.006 60
Georgia 139 5801 0.002 17
Michigan 136 10122 0.001 14
Louisiana 103 5478 0.002 23
Top States for GRAYER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 170 2375 0.006 60
Louisiana 103 5478 0.002 23
Georgia 139 5801 0.002 17
Tennessee 91 6729 0.002 16
Illinois 172 8327 0.001 14

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

Classification and Origin of GRAYER

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 GRAYER 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 GRAYER 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 GRAYER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 248 16.69
Mixed Race 22 1.48
White (Hispanic) 16 1.08
Black/African American 1,196 80.48
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of GRAYER in historical publications

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

Similar names to GRAYER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GRAYER.

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 GRAYER

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