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The MCGAVIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 552 37835 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 68 40941 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +484 +3106 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 195 7730 0.001 12
United Kingdom 320 12243 0.001 7
Top States for MCGAVIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 67 20806 0.001 5
California 67 32174 0.000 2
New Jersey 52 18372 0.001 6
Utah 41 5699 0.002 18
New York 37 45638 0.000 2
Top States for MCGAVIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 41 5699 0.002 18
Idaho 23 7816 0.002 18
Montana 8 17041 0.001 9
New Jersey 52 18372 0.001 6
Pennsylvania 67 20806 0.001 5

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of MCGAVIN

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 MCGAVIN 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 MCGAVIN 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 MCGAVIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 526 95.29
White (Hispanic) 20 3.62
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American 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 MCGAVIN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of MCGAVIN in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCGAVIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCGAVIN.

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 MCGAVIN

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