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The LOMAX surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,120 3579 0.003 34
United States (1880 census) 1,930 3064 0.004 39
Change since 1880 +7190 -515 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 336 4691 0.002 21
United Kingdom 4,677 1336 0.010 102
Top States for LOMAX by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 554 2486 0.004 45
California 544 5604 0.002 16
Texas 536 4315 0.003 26
North Carolina 517 2344 0.006 64
Pennsylvania 513 3217 0.004 42
Top States for LOMAX by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 103 652 0.018 180
South Carolina 508 1409 0.013 127
Maryland 501 1308 0.009 95
Delaware 64 2382 0.008 82
Tennessee 456 2006 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 LOMAX live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LOMAX represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LOMAX in Illinois than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LOMAX by picking someone at random in Washington DC than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LOMAX

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 LOMAX 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 LOMAX 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 LOMAX in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 232 2.54
White (Hispanic) 125 1.37
Native American/Alaskan 59 0.65
Asian/Pacific 22 0.24
Black/African American 4,782 52.43
White (Caucasian) 3,900 42.76

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

Meaning of LOMAX in historical publications

LOMAX. This surname, and its vernacular pronunciation Lomas, have long been associated with South Lancashire. The ancient orthography appears in a MS. Rent Roll of Sir John Pilkington of Burj', Knt., dated 13. Henry VI., as Del Lundialglics, Del Lumhalghe. To lumludglte, which appears to be a topographical expression, lean attach no meaning. In the early part of the seventeenth century the name was written Lummas : somewliat later, viz., in 1653, it first appears as Lomax. See Notes and Queries, Dec. 10, 1859. In the South of England the in Lomas and Lomax is long.

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 LOMAX

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LOMAX.

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 LOMAX

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