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The JASPER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,125 3576 0.003 34
United States (1880 census) 1,935 3057 0.004 39
Change since 1880 +7190 -519 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 413 3809 0.003 25
United Kingdom 1,574 3598 0.003 34
Top States for JASPER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 818 3756 0.002 24
Texas 693 3362 0.003 33
Illinois 503 2603 0.004 41
Ohio 453 3179 0.004 40
Missouri 422 1757 0.008 75
Top States for JASPER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 414 1413 0.010 102
Iowa 277 1281 0.009 95
Alaska 56 1480 0.009 89
Missouri 422 1757 0.008 75
Idaho 83 2255 0.006 64


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

Classification and Origin of JASPER

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 JASPER 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 JASPER 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 JASPER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 157 1.72
White (Hispanic) 152 1.67
Native American/Alaskan 56 0.61
Asian/Pacific 44 0.48
White (Caucasian) 6,319 69.25
Black/African American 2,397 26.27

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

Meaning of JASPER in historical publications

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

Similar names to JASPER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JASPER.

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 JASPER

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