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The LEADER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,103 9614 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 685 7495 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +2418 -2119 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 249 6195 0.002 15
United Kingdom 1,700 3377 0.004 37
Top States for LEADER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 388 4928 0.002 20
Pennsylvania 388 3884 0.003 32
California 244 10554 0.001 7
Florida 195 9476 0.001 12
Michigan 116 10772 0.001 12
Top States for LEADER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 30 4391 0.004 40
Nebraska 62 4011 0.004 36
Oklahoma 115 3915 0.003 33
Pennsylvania 388 3884 0.003 32
Montana 21 6931 0.002 23


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

Classification and Origin of LEADER

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 LEADER 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 LEADER 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 LEADER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 158 5.09
Native American/Alaskan 67 2.16
White (Hispanic) 63 2.03
Mixed Race 55 1.77
Asian/Pacific 18 0.58
White (Caucasian) 2,742 88.37

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

Meaning of LEADER in historical publications

LEADER. Probably the same as AA'aterleder (wliich occurs as a surname in the Nonfc) whatever that may mean. Halliwell says, ' a water-carrier,' but I am disposed to think a leader of water, i.e., a drainer, or an irrigator of land, or perhaps a conduit-maker.

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 LEADER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LEADER.

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 LEADER

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