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The MARK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 15,916 2091 0.006 59
United States (1880 census) 2,735 2218 0.005 55
Change since 1880 +13181 +127 +0.001 +4
Other Countries
Australia 547 2962 0.003 33
United Kingdom 1,813 3208 0.004 39
Top States for MARK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,981 1676 0.006 58
New York 1,807 1001 0.010 95
Florida 1,000 2078 0.006 63
Pennsylvania 959 1546 0.008 78
Illinois 775 1662 0.006 62
Top States for MARK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 66 1211 0.011 105
North Dakota 65 1452 0.010 101
New York 1,807 1001 0.010 95
Utah 208 1486 0.009 93
Minnesota 421 1367 0.009 86


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

Classification and Origin of MARK

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 353 2.22
Native American/Alaskan 334 2.1
Mixed Race 328 2.06
White (Caucasian) 11,412 71.7
Asian/Pacific 1,517 9.53
Black/African American 1,970 12.38

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

Meaning of MARK in historical publications

MARK. :marke. markes. marks.

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 MARK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MARK.

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 MARK

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