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The MCARTHUR surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,152 2721 0.004 45
United States (1880 census) 1,809 3276 0.004 36
Change since 1880 +10343 +555 0 +9
Other Countries
Australia 1,912 856 0.012 117
United Kingdom 4,720 1326 0.010 103
Top States for MCARTHUR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 1,021 2010 0.006 64
California 956 3227 0.003 28
Georgia 686 1549 0.008 84
Texas 679 3370 0.003 33
North Carolina 666 1778 0.008 83
Top States for MCARTHUR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 436 664 0.020 195
Idaho 160 1084 0.012 124
Mississippi 339 1263 0.012 119
Montana 78 1497 0.009 86
Georgia 686 1549 0.008 84


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

Classification and Origin of MCARTHUR

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 MCARTHUR 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 MCARTHUR 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 MCARTHUR in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 218 1.79
White (Hispanic) 207 1.7
Native American/Alaskan 122 1
Asian/Pacific 61 0.5
White (Caucasian) 9,443 77.71
Black/African American 2,104 17.31

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

Meaning of MCARTHUR in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCARTHUR

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCARTHUR.

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 MCARTHUR

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