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The MCMASTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,623 4869 0.002 25
United States (1880 census) 68 41300 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +6555 +36431 +0.002 +24
Other Countries
Australia 1,571 1040 0.010 96
United Kingdom 2,786 2232 0.006 61
Top States for MCMASTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 886 1655 0.007 72
California 650 4440 0.002 19
New York 462 4143 0.002 24
Michigan 365 3234 0.004 37
Florida 358 5493 0.002 22
Top States for MCMASTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 75 1550 0.008 83
Pennsylvania 886 1655 0.007 72
Alaska 31 2883 0.005 49
Arkansas 131 2642 0.005 49
Idaho 56 3272 0.004 43

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

Classification and Origin of MCMASTER

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 MCMASTER 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 MCMASTER 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 MCMASTER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 171 2.58
White (Hispanic) 94 1.42
Mixed Race 87 1.31
Asian/Pacific 30 0.45
Native American/Alaskan 27 0.41
White (Caucasian) 6,214 93.82

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

Meaning of MCMASTER in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCMASTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCMASTER.

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 MCMASTER

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