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The PRICHARD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,219 5170 0.002 23
United States (1880 census) 75 37755 0 2
Change since 1880 +6144 +32585 +N/A +21
Other Countries
Australia 235 6530 0.001 14
United Kingdom 844 6017 0.002 18
Top States for PRICHARD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 585 3821 0.003 28
California 520 5451 0.002 15
Ohio 341 4102 0.003 30
Tennessee 332 2462 0.006 58
Florida 285 6874 0.002 18
Top States for PRICHARD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 185 1421 0.010 102
Tennessee 332 2462 0.006 58
Montana 49 2599 0.005 54
Kentucky 219 2452 0.005 54
Iowa 129 3236 0.004 44


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

Classification and Origin of PRICHARD

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 PRICHARD 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 PRICHARD 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 PRICHARD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 166 2.67
White (Hispanic) 75 1.21
Mixed Race 52 0.84
Asian/Pacific 29 0.47
Native American/Alaskan 29 0.47
White (Caucasian) 5,868 94.36

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

Meaning of PRICHARD in historical publications

(origin: Welsh.) A contraction of Ap Richard, the son of Richard.

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

PRICHARD. See Pritehard.

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 PRICHARD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PRICHARD.

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 PRICHARD

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