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The PARK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 81,890 343 0.030 304
United States (1880 census) 8,974 668 0.018 179
Change since 1880 +72916 +325 +0.012 +125
Other Countries
Australia 2,780 567 0.017 170
United Kingdom 11,246 533 0.024 245
Top States for PARK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 22,298 92 0.066 658
New York 6,716 184 0.035 354
New Jersey 4,993 87 0.059 593
Texas 4,162 580 0.020 200
Illinois 4,148 241 0.033 334
Top States for PARK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 818 46 0.068 675
California 22,298 92 0.066 658
New Jersey 4,993 87 0.059 593
Virginia 3,903 178 0.055 551
Washington 3,121 168 0.053 530

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

Classification and Origin of PARK

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 696 0.85
Black/African American 671 0.82
Native American/Alaskan 164 0.2
Asian/Pacific 54,293 66.3
White (Caucasian) 24,616 30.06
Mixed Race 1,449 1.77

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

Meaning of PARK in historical publications

PARK. From residence near a park. Anciently At- Parke and A Parke. See, however, Peter.

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 PARK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PARK.

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 PARK

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