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The NAU surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,676 10912 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 341 12965 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +2335 +2053 0 +3
Other Countries
Australia 32 36037 0.000 2
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for NAU by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 246 10070 0.001 7
Pennsylvania 231 6299 0.002 19
New York 228 8061 0.001 12
Ohio 203 6403 0.002 18
Florida 174 10069 0.001 11
Top States for NAU by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 53 3345 0.004 41
Montana 27 4869 0.003 30
Wisconsin 107 7545 0.002 20
Vermont 12 6797 0.002 20
Iowa 57 7542 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of NAU

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the NAU surname.

Ethnic distribution of NAU in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 198 7.4
Black/African American 179 6.69
White (Hispanic) 85 3.18
White (Caucasian) 2,154 80.49
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

NAU is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of NAU in historical publications

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

Similar names to NAU

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NAU.

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 NAU

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