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The MCADAM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,058 13540 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 378 11983 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +1680 -1557 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 608 2658 0.004 37
United Kingdom 2,700 2304 0.006 59
Top States for MCADAM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 306 8317 0.001 9
New York 236 7743 0.001 12
Massachusetts 121 6382 0.002 19
Florida 114 14524 0.001 7
New Jersey 86 10744 0.001 10
Top States for MCADAM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 40 4031 0.003 32
Maine 41 4108 0.003 32
Wyoming 13 5145 0.003 26
Vermont 16 5169 0.003 26
Kansas 52 5945 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of MCADAM

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 MCADAM 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 MCADAM 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 MCADAM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 38 1.85
White (Hispanic) 31 1.51
Mixed Race 29 1.41
Asian/Pacific 28 1.36
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.44
White (Caucasian) 1,923 93.44

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

Meaning of MCADAM in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCADAM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCADAM.

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 MCADAM

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