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The PAGE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 80,493 354 0.030 298
United States (1880 census) 25,885 195 0.052 518
Change since 1880 +54608 -159 -0.022 -220
Other Countries
Australia 6,815 185 0.042 417
United Kingdom 29,594 166 0.064 644
Top States for PAGE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 5,767 544 0.017 170
Texas 5,586 431 0.027 268
Florida 4,676 381 0.029 293
North Carolina 4,627 211 0.057 575
New York 3,300 486 0.017 174
Top States for PAGE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 1,181 149 0.093 926
New Hampshire 923 120 0.075 747
Vermont 390 163 0.064 641
South Carolina 2,512 224 0.063 626
Mississippi 1,645 245 0.058 578


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

Classification and Origin of PAGE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Status Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 435 0.54
Asian/Pacific 386 0.48
White (Caucasian) 62,108 77.16
Black/African American 15,020 18.66
Mixed Race 1,151 1.43
White (Hispanic) 1,393 1.73

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

Meaning of PAGE in historical publications

PAGE. Properly a young male servant — a subordinate personal attendant of gi-eat men. It is curious that the Gr. Ilaic, the Lat. puer, the Fr. gar07i, and the Eng. buy, signify equally 'boy' or 'servant;' and 2)0(16, from whate'er source derived, has the same double meaning. According to Cotgrave, a iage is " a waiting or serving lioy (in France, where he hath often good breeding, he ought to be a gentleman borne); thence also a tayler's boy, a ship boy."

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Child, and Varlet, were names given to youths between seven and fourteen years of age while receiving their education for knighthood.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to PAGE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PAGE.

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 PAGE

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