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The MAID surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 171 98298 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 36 58560 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +135 -39738 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 6 31871 0.000 0
Top States for MAID by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 56 43166 0.000 3
Maryland 15 44011 0.000 3
Illinois 13 112201 0.000 1
New Jersey 11 109678 0.000 1
Iowa 11 36319 0.000 4
Top States for MAID by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 3 44320 0.000 4
Iowa 11 36319 0.000 4
New York 56 43166 0.000 3
Maryland 15 44011 0.000 3
Connecticut 6 83623 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of MAID

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MAID 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.

Ethnic distribution of MAID in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 127 74.27
Black/African American 14 8.19
Asian/Pacific 13 7.6
Mixed Race 10 5.85
White (Hispanic) 7 4.09
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

Meaning of MAID in historical publications

MAID. MAIDMAN. I cannot arrive at any satisfactory etymology for these names, though they may perhaps have some reference to the worship of the Virgin.

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 MAID

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MAID.

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 MAID

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