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The MCGOUGH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,967 6317 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 66 42111 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +4901 +35794 +0.002 +17
Other Countries
Australia 206 7330 0.001 13
United Kingdom 955 5460 0.002 21
Top States for MCGOUGH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 577 1221 0.013 130
Pennsylvania 496 2988 0.004 40
Texas 414 4870 0.002 20
California 304 8499 0.001 9
Florida 284 6624 0.002 18
Top States for MCGOUGH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 577 1221 0.013 130
Arkansas 125 2686 0.005 47
Pennsylvania 496 2988 0.004 40
Montana 34 3753 0.004 38
Nevada 62 3665 0.003 31

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

Classification and Origin of MCGOUGH

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

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 MCGOUGH 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 MCGOUGH 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 MCGOUGH in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 216 4.35
White (Hispanic) 89 1.79
Mixed Race 73 1.47
Asian/Pacific 30 0.6
Native American/Alaskan 20 0.4
White (Caucasian) 4,539 91.38

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

Meaning of MCGOUGH in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCGOUGH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCGOUGH.

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 MCGOUGH

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