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The NIGHT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 288 64572 0 1
United States (1880 census) 1,475 3900 0.003 30
Change since 1880 -1187 -60672 +N/A -29
Other Countries
Australia 2 235565 0 0
United Kingdom 18 29038 0 0
Top States for NIGHT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 39 41926 0.000 2
California 33 85143 0.000 1
New York 28 83080 0.000 1
Florida 27 73840 0.000 2
Alaska 18 8062 0.003 29
Top States for NIGHT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 18 8062 0.003 29
South Dakota 15 11860 0.002 20
Delaware 8 21770 0.001 10
Arizona 12 60302 0.000 2
Oklahoma 7 44703 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of NIGHT

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

Ethnic distribution of NIGHT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 153 53.13
Black/African American 107 37.15
Native American/Alaskan 12 4.17
White (Hispanic) 6 2.08
Asian/Pacific 5 1.74
Mixed Race 5 1.74

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

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

Meaning of NIGHT in historical publications

NIGHT. A mis-spelling of Knight.

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 NIGHT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NIGHT.

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 NIGHT

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