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The MARS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,523 6850 0.002 17
United States (1880 census) 1,269 4459 0.003 25
Change since 1880 +3254 -2391 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 87 16108 0.001 5
United Kingdom 258 14040 0.001 6
Top States for MARS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 445 4856 0.002 23
California 341 8752 0.001 10
Florida 302 7189 0.002 19
Illinois 262 5586 0.002 21
Texas 254 8102 0.001 12
Top States for MARS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 150 2647 0.005 53
Arkansas 122 3110 0.005 46
Rhode Island 39 4539 0.004 37
Louisiana 158 3935 0.004 35
Oklahoma 114 4357 0.003 33


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

Classification and Origin of MARS

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Spain

Language of origin: Spanish

Ethnic origin: Iberian

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 935 20.67
White (Hispanic) 144 3.18
Mixed Race 87 1.92
Asian/Pacific 57 1.26
Native American/Alaskan 39 0.86
White (Caucasian) 3,261 72.1

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

Meaning of MARS in historical publications

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

Similar names to MARS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MARS.

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 MARS

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