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The MARCH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 10,553 3135 0.004 39
United States (1880 census) 3,679 1666 0.007 74
Change since 1880 +6874 -1469 -0.003 -35
Other Countries
Australia 901 1818 0.006 55
United Kingdom 3,472 1805 0.008 76
Top States for MARCH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 982 1520 0.008 80
California 893 3458 0.003 26
Florida 838 2514 0.005 52
New York 756 2570 0.004 40
Michigan 590 1954 0.006 59
Top States for MARCH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 982 1520 0.008 80
Alaska 44 2002 0.007 70
Missouri 387 1931 0.007 69
Idaho 79 2350 0.006 61
Iowa 178 2221 0.006 61


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

Classification and Origin of MARCH

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 221 2.09
Mixed Race 179 1.7
Asian/Pacific 54 0.51
Native American/Alaskan 33 0.31
White (Caucasian) 8,432 79.9
Black/African American 1,634 15.48

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

Meaning of MARCH in historical publications

A boundary, a limit; the boundary-lines between England, Scotland, and Wales, were called "The Marches." Lords Marches were noblemen who anciently inhabited, guarded, and secured these marches.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

MARCH. A town in Cambridgeshire. Le March is frequent in H.R.

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 MARCH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MARCH.

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 MARCH

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