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The HARMER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,416 11864 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 847 6252 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +1569 -5612 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 1,158 1420 0.007 71
United Kingdom 3,278 1904 0.007 71
Top States for HARMER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 263 5811 0.002 21
California 235 10990 0.001 7
New York 190 10102 0.001 10
Florida 177 10412 0.001 11
Utah 167 1800 0.007 75
Top States for HARMER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 167 1800 0.007 75
Nevada 55 4326 0.003 28
Delaware 21 6463 0.003 27
South Dakota 20 6792 0.003 26
Idaho 31 5874 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of HARMER

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 HARMER 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 HARMER 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 HARMER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 29 1.2
Black/African American 28 1.16
Mixed Race 27 1.12
Asian/Pacific 12 0.5
Native American/Alaskan 10 0.41
White (Caucasian) 2,310 95.61

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

Meaning of HARMER in historical publications

HARMER. An ancient personal name, occurring in the Domesd. of Norfolk among the tenants in chief as Hermerus.

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 HARMER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARMER.

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 HARMER

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