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The MCLAREN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,615 5670 0.002 21
United States (1880 census) 487 9885 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +5128 +4215 +0.001 +11
Other Countries
Australia 2,641 600 0.016 162
United Kingdom 7,368 837 0.016 160
Top States for MCLAREN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 568 4921 0.002 17
Michigan 498 2215 0.005 50
Florida 441 4499 0.003 28
New York 383 4907 0.002 20
Texas 362 5442 0.002 17
Top States for MCLAREN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 37 2679 0.006 61
Michigan 498 2215 0.005 50
Oregon 153 2782 0.004 45
Delaware 34 3955 0.004 43
North Dakota 27 4088 0.004 42


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

Classification and Origin of MCLAREN

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 MCLAREN 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 MCLAREN 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 MCLAREN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 453 8.07
Mixed Race 107 1.91
White (Hispanic) 95 1.69
Asian/Pacific 32 0.57
Native American/Alaskan 10 0.18
White (Caucasian) 4,918 87.59

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

Meaning of MCLAREN in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCLAREN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCLAREN.

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 MCLAREN

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