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The MCCARTHA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 366 53047 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 77 37187 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +289 -15860 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for MCCARTHA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 140 3323 0.003 35
Alabama 59 6072 0.001 13
Florida 28 45067 0.000 2
Georgia 25 17030 0.000 3
Michigan 21 47281 0.000 2
Top States for MCCARTHA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 140 3323 0.003 35
Alabama 59 6072 0.001 13
Georgia 25 17030 0.000 3
Tennessee 13 21455 0.000 2
Michigan 21 47281 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of MCCARTHA

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the MCCARTHA surname.

Ethnic distribution of MCCARTHA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 289 78.96
Black/African American 66 18.03
White (Hispanic) 5 1.37
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

MCCARTHA is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of MCCARTHA in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCCARTHA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCCARTHA.

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 MCCARTHA

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