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The ORANGE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,027 7612 0.001 15
United States (1880 census) 744 6995 0.001 15
Change since 1880 +3283 -617 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 111 13050 0.001 7
United Kingdom 812 6190 0.002 18
Top States for ORANGE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 528 1883 0.007 75
Florida 261 7891 0.002 16
California 212 12756 0.001 6
Pennsylvania 209 7791 0.002 17
Tennessee 208 3778 0.004 37
Top States for ORANGE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 528 1883 0.007 75
Kentucky 199 2744 0.005 49
Mississippi 122 2992 0.004 43
Washington DC 24 2709 0.004 42
Tennessee 208 3778 0.004 37


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

Classification and Origin of ORANGE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 79 1.96
White (Hispanic) 53 1.32
Native American/Alaskan 52 1.29
Asian/Pacific 21 0.52
White (Caucasian) 2,051 50.93
Black/African American 1,771 43.98

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

Meaning of ORANGE in historical publications

ORANGE. A AVilliam de Orenge is a Domesday tenant in co. Bucks. AVhence this " William of Orange " came, I cannot guess ; certainly not, I should say, from the district from which his great namesake, some six hundred years later, originally had his title, that being a small town and ancient principality in the South of France, about twenty miles from Avignon, and formerly a dependency of Holland.

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 ORANGE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ORANGE.

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 ORANGE

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