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The MOOSE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,551 8541 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 1,029 5324 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +2522 -3217 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 10 30627 0.000 0
Top States for MOOSE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 1,191 1088 0.015 148
Pennsylvania 353 4635 0.003 29
California 148 17386 0.000 4
Virginia 136 6027 0.002 19
New York 133 15222 0.001 7
Top States for MOOSE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 1,191 1088 0.015 148
Pennsylvania 353 4635 0.003 29
South Carolina 113 4543 0.003 28
Alaska 17 6080 0.003 27
Iowa 76 6417 0.003 26

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

Classification and Origin of MOOSE

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 MOOSE 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 MOOSE 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 MOOSE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 146 4.11
Black/African American 110 3.1
Mixed Race 59 1.66
White (Hispanic) 26 0.73
Asian/Pacific 12 0.34
White (Caucasian) 3,198 90.06

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

Meaning of MOOSE in historical publications

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

Similar names to MOOSE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MOOSE.

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 MOOSE

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