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The PAIGE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 18,600 1766 0.007 69
United States (1880 census) 1,319 4316 0.003 26
Change since 1880 +17281 +2550 +0.004 +43
Other Countries
Australia 202 7472 0.001 12
United Kingdom 791 6321 0.002 17
Top States for PAIGE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,419 1409 0.007 75
California 1,255 2752 0.004 37
Florida 1,253 1815 0.008 78
Virginia 1,032 961 0.015 146
Michigan 927 1285 0.009 93
Top States for PAIGE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 130 507 0.023 227
Alabama 756 1088 0.017 170
Mississippi 480 1019 0.017 169
New Hampshire 203 1054 0.016 164
Vermont 91 1341 0.015 149


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

Classification and Origin of PAIGE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 378 2.03
White (Hispanic) 286 1.54
Asian/Pacific 82 0.44
Native American/Alaskan 65 0.35
Black/African American 9,722 52.27
White (Caucasian) 8,067 43.37

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

Meaning of PAIGE in historical publications

PAIGE. See Pace.

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 PAIGE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PAIGE.

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 PAIGE

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