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The GULLIVER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 818 27694 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 261 15861 0.001 5
Change since 1880 +557 -11833 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 364 4361 0.002 22
United Kingdom 1,432 3918 0.003 31
Top States for GULLIVER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 155 7658 0.002 16
New York 92 19267 0.000 5
Pennsylvania 72 18883 0.001 6
Florida 72 21778 0.000 5
California 71 29879 0.000 2
Top States for GULLIVER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 39 4342 0.003 31
Michigan 155 7658 0.002 16
Rhode Island 14 9680 0.001 13
Massachusetts 55 13203 0.001 9
New Hampshire 10 14154 0.001 8


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

Classification and Origin of GULLIVER

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 GULLIVER 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 GULLIVER 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 GULLIVER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 690 84.35
Black/African American 85 10.39
White (Hispanic) 28 3.42
Mixed Race 10 1.22
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 GULLIVER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GULLIVER in historical publications

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

Similar names to GULLIVER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GULLIVER.

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 GULLIVER

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