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The MACK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 67,154 441 0.025 249
United States (1880 census) 15,728 359 0.031 315
Change since 1880 +51426 -82 -0.006 -66
Other Countries
Australia 1,033 1601 0.006 63
United Kingdom 3,283 1899 0.007 71
Top States for MACK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 4,574 345 0.024 241
South Carolina 4,431 117 0.110 1,104
Florida 4,426 438 0.028 277
California 4,385 764 0.013 129
Pennsylvania 4,133 269 0.034 337
Top States for MACK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 4,431 117 0.110 1,104
Washington DC 402 127 0.070 703
South Dakota 402 117 0.053 533
North Dakota 297 170 0.046 462
Georgia 3,112 326 0.038 380


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

Classification and Origin of MACK

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 MACK 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 MACK 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 MACK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 920 1.37
Asian/Pacific 403 0.6
Native American/Alaskan 376 0.56
Black/African American 32,489 48.38
White (Caucasian) 31,797 47.35
Mixed Race 1,168 1.74

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

Meaning of MACK in historical publications

MACK. A very ancient Scotch personal name : also a Scottish adjective — neat, tidy.

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 MACK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MACK.

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 MACK

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