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The PRICE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 228,756 84 0.085 848
United States (1880 census) 54,972 67 0.110 1,099
Change since 1880 +173784 -17 -0.025 -251
Other Countries
Australia 11,237 94 0.069 687
United Kingdom 68,535 55 0.149 1,492
Top States for PRICE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 17,775 110 0.085 852
California 15,071 175 0.044 445
North Carolina 12,847 47 0.160 1,596
Florida 12,298 107 0.077 769
Ohio 12,073 58 0.106 1,063
Top States for PRICE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 6,980 58 0.174 1,740
North Carolina 12,847 47 0.160 1,596
West Virginia 2,848 49 0.157 1,575
Tennessee 8,453 66 0.149 1,486
Alabama 6,375 83 0.143 1,434


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

Classification and Origin of PRICE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Wales

Language of origin: Welsh

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 PRICE 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 PRICE 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 PRICE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 961 0.42
White (Caucasian) 174,106 76.11
Black/African American 45,271 19.79
Mixed Race 3,614 1.58
White (Hispanic) 3,340 1.46
Native American/Alaskan 1,464 0.64

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

Meaning of PRICE in historical publications

PRICE. Welsh, Ap Rhys, the son of Rhys. As in the case of most other Welsh families, the settled surname is of recent adoption, even amongst the gentry, and it

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 PRICE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PRICE.

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 PRICE

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