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The LEDGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,070 13480 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 365 12339 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +1705 -1141 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 466 3421 0.003 29
United Kingdom 2,954 2095 0.006 64
Top States for LEDGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 162 15316 0.000 5
Ohio 147 9200 0.001 13
Michigan 143 8850 0.001 14
Pennsylvania 141 10744 0.001 11
Texas 126 13131 0.001 6
Top States for LEDGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 66 3114 0.005 52
New Hampshire 49 3619 0.004 40
Iowa 93 4753 0.003 32
Connecticut 62 7486 0.002 18
Alaska 11 9942 0.002 18


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

Classification and Origin of LEDGER

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 LEDGER 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 LEDGER 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 LEDGER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 82 3.96
White (Hispanic) 56 2.71
Mixed Race 33 1.59
Native American/Alaskan 23 1.11
Asian/Pacific 9 0.43
White (Caucasian) 1,867 90.19

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

Meaning of LEDGER in historical publications

LEDGER. " The very business-like name of Ledger may not improbaljly be a corruption of Ludegar, the name of a warlike king of the Saxons in the Nibelungen Lied." Ferguson. 2. A more probable derivation is from the Fr. legcr, light, swift, nimble. 3. The most probable of all is from the Norman St. Leger, with the omission of the prefix.

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 LEDGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LEDGER.

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 LEDGER

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