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The MINOR surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 29,634 1078 0.011 110
United States (1880 census) 6,620 915 0.013 132
Change since 1880 +23014 -163 -0.002 -22
Other Countries
Australia 48 26159 0.000 3
United Kingdom 380 10827 0.001 8
Top States for MINOR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,204 1246 0.011 106
California 2,032 1753 0.006 60
Alabama 1,751 434 0.039 394
Virginia 1,672 557 0.024 236
Ohio 1,566 903 0.014 138
Top States for MINOR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 296 198 0.052 517
Alabama 1,751 434 0.039 394
Mississippi 958 487 0.034 337
Virginia 1,672 557 0.024 236
Louisiana 993 701 0.022 222

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

Classification and Origin of MINOR

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MINOR 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 MINOR 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 MINOR in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 939 3.17
Mixed Race 507 1.71
Asian/Pacific 163 0.55
Native American/Alaskan 110 0.37
White (Caucasian) 17,066 57.59
Black/African American 10,849 36.61

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

Meaning of MINOR in historical publications

MINOR. Perhaps a latinizatlon ; but more likely a mis-spelling of ' Miner.'

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to MINOR

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MINOR.

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 MINOR

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