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The HARKER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,795 6523 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 1,784 3310 0.004 36
Change since 1880 +3011 -3213 -0.002 -18
Other Countries
Australia 421 3745 0.003 26
United Kingdom 3,274 1909 0.007 71
Top States for HARKER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 480 5857 0.001 14
Indiana 322 2375 0.005 53
Pennsylvania 286 5308 0.002 23
Florida 284 6865 0.002 18
Illinois 277 4692 0.002 22
Top States for HARKER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 252 1203 0.011 113
Idaho 141 1221 0.011 109
Wyoming 27 2416 0.005 55
Indiana 322 2375 0.005 53
Iowa 117 3584 0.004 40


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

Classification and Origin of HARKER

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 HARKER 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 HARKER 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 HARKER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 103 2.15
White (Hispanic) 90 1.88
Native American/Alaskan 76 1.58
Mixed Race 71 1.48
Asian/Pacific 21 0.44
White (Caucasian) 4,434 92.47

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

Meaning of HARKER in historical publications

HARKER. A corruption of Harcovirt.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HARKER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARKER.

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 HARKER

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