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The HARP surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,295 2484 0.005 49
United States (1880 census) 3,037 2010 0.006 61
Change since 1880 +10258 -474 -0.001 -12
Other Countries
Australia 100 14312 0.001 6
United Kingdom 185 17242 0.000 4
Top States for HARP by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,210 2082 0.006 58
California 1,081 3025 0.003 32
Ohio 795 1799 0.007 70
Florida 778 2771 0.005 49
Kentucky 754 834 0.019 187
Top States for HARP by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 644 569 0.024 241
Kentucky 754 834 0.019 187
Oklahoma 597 804 0.017 173
Georgia 753 1468 0.009 92
Tennessee 454 1958 0.008 80


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

Classification and Origin of HARP

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 HARP 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 HARP 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 HARP in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 235 1.77
White (Hispanic) 211 1.59
Native American/Alaskan 140 1.05
Asian/Pacific 53 0.4
White (Caucasian) 11,313 85.09
Black/African American 1,344 10.11

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

Meaning of HARP in historical publications

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

Similar names to HARP

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARP.

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 HARP

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