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The LARRY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,478 5781 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 499 9690 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +4979 +3909 +0.001 +10
Other Countries
Australia 70 19306 0.000 4
United Kingdom 60 25604 0.000 1
Top States for LARRY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 470 2750 0.004 38
Florida 440 4610 0.003 28
Texas 407 5096 0.002 20
California 402 6852 0.001 12
Michigan 345 3451 0.003 35
Top States for LARRY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 260 1573 0.009 91
Arkansas 140 2492 0.005 52
Alabama 186 3207 0.004 42
Illinois 470 2750 0.004 38
Louisiana 166 3394 0.004 37


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

Classification and Origin of LARRY

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 LARRY 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 LARRY 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 LARRY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 142 2.59
White (Hispanic) 128 2.34
Native American/Alaskan 108 1.97
Asian/Pacific 18 0.33
Black/African American 3,751 68.47
White (Caucasian) 1,331 24.3

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

Meaning of LARRY in historical publications

Supposed to be an abbreviation of Lawrence (which see).

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

LARRY. 1. A nickname of Lawrence. 2, A place in the arrondissemeut of Alen9on in Normandy.

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 LARRY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LARRY.

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 LARRY

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