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The MCLURE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 547 38079 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 670 7629 0.001 13
Change since 1880 -123 -30450 -0.001 -11
Other Countries
Australia 154 9590 0.001 9
United Kingdom 214 15772 0.000 5
Top States for MCLURE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 63 19913 0.000 3
Georgia 51 10204 0.001 6
California 46 40996 0.000 1
Florida 38 34671 0.000 2
Tennessee 25 13490 0.000 4
Top States for MCLURE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 18 4489 0.003 30
Montana 7 17049 0.001 8
Georgia 51 10204 0.001 6
New Hampshire 7 18300 0.001 6
Alabama 23 11201 0.001 5


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

Classification and Origin of MCLURE

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 MCLURE 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 MCLURE 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 MCLURE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 477 87.2
White (Hispanic) 26 4.75
Black/African American 22 4.02
Native American/Alaskan 14 2.56
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of MCLURE in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCLURE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCLURE.

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 MCLURE

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