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The OHARA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 21,068 1565 0.008 78
United States (1880 census) 1,691 3463 0.003 34
Change since 1880 +19377 +1898 +0.005 +44
Other Countries
Australia 17 59517 0.000 1
United Kingdom 755 6548 0.002 16
Top States for OHARA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 2,387 696 0.013 126
California 2,316 1390 0.007 68
Pennsylvania 1,798 697 0.015 146
Florida 1,506 1350 0.009 94
New Jersey 1,110 749 0.013 132
Top States for OHARA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 184 774 0.018 176
Massachusetts 965 896 0.015 152
Pennsylvania 1,798 697 0.015 146
New Hampshire 169 1128 0.014 137
New Jersey 1,110 749 0.013 132

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

Classification and Origin of OHARA

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

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 OHARA 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 OHARA 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 OHARA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 737 3.5
Black/African American 569 2.7
White (Hispanic) 495 2.35
Mixed Race 299 1.42
Native American/Alaskan 48 0.23
White (Caucasian) 18,917 89.79

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

Meaning of OHARA in historical publications

OHARA. A noble sept dating back at least to the year 1023, when the death of Donagh O'llara is recorded by the Four Masters. Their territory comprised the present barony of Leney, with parts of those of Costello and Gallan. D'Alton.

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 OHARA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as OHARA.

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 OHARA

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