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The MCILWAIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,859 10327 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 346 12828 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +2513 +2501 0 +4
Other Countries
Australia 348 4537 0.002 21
United Kingdom 205 16227 0.000 4
Top States for MCILWAIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 344 1988 0.008 77
South Carolina 289 2169 0.007 72
North Carolina 255 3785 0.003 32
Mississippi 201 1960 0.007 71
New York 195 9811 0.001 10
Top States for MCILWAIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 344 1988 0.008 77
South Carolina 289 2169 0.007 72
Mississippi 201 1960 0.007 71
Washington DC 38 1615 0.007 66
North Carolina 255 3785 0.003 32

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

Classification and Origin of MCILWAIN

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 MCILWAIN 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 MCILWAIN 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 MCILWAIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 856 29.94
White (Hispanic) 39 1.36
Mixed Race 27 0.94
Native American/Alaskan 16 0.56
Asian/Pacific 8 0.28
White (Caucasian) 1,913 66.91

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

Meaning of MCILWAIN in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCILWAIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCILWAIN.

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 MCILWAIN

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