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The HARMON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 72,414 399 0.027 268
United States (1880 census) 13,558 429 0.027 271
Change since 1880 +58856 +30 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 256 6021 0.002 16
United Kingdom 785 6344 0.002 17
Top States for HARMON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 4,570 552 0.022 219
California 4,456 724 0.013 132
Ohio 4,313 268 0.038 380
Florida 3,620 526 0.023 226
Tennessee 3,080 256 0.054 541
Top States for HARMON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 1,230 140 0.096 965
Delaware 714 118 0.091 911
South Carolina 2,434 229 0.061 607
Tennessee 3,080 256 0.054 541
West Virginia 970 253 0.054 536


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

Classification and Origin of HARMON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HARMON 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 HARMON 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 HARMON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 999 1.38
Native American/Alaskan 558 0.77
Asian/Pacific 282 0.39
White (Caucasian) 57,938 80.01
Black/African American 11,550 15.95
Mixed Race 1,093 1.51

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

Meaning of HARMON in historical publications

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

Similar names to HARMON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARMON.

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 HARMON

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