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The MACLEAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,127 4566 0.003 26
United States (1880 census) 109 29783 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +7018 +25217 +0.003 +24
Other Countries
Australia 1,561 1044 0.010 95
United Kingdom 8,566 713 0.019 187
Top States for MACLEAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,002 2890 0.003 30
Massachusetts 992 803 0.016 156
Florida 576 3292 0.004 36
Michigan 407 2614 0.004 41
New York 355 5025 0.002 19
Top States for MACLEAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 236 994 0.019 185
New Hampshire 216 817 0.017 175
Massachusetts 992 803 0.016 156
Rhode Island 84 1770 0.008 80
Connecticut 197 2082 0.006 58

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of MACLEAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MACLEAN 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 MACLEAN 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 MACLEAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 155 2.17
Mixed Race 86 1.21
Black/African American 59 0.83
Asian/Pacific 46 0.65
Native American/Alaskan 20 0.28
White (Caucasian) 6,761 94.86

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

Meaning of MACLEAN in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of MACLEAN.

Similar names to MACLEAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MACLEAN.

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 MACLEAN

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