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The RANGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,323 12277 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 505 9602 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +1818 -2675 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 366 4330 0.002 22
United Kingdom 1,102 4852 0.002 24
Top States for RANGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 374 3321 0.004 38
New York 227 8837 0.001 12
Florida 209 9336 0.001 13
California 195 13311 0.001 6
Washington 97 7856 0.002 16
Top States for RANGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 97 2370 0.008 76
Delaware 41 3518 0.005 52
Michigan 374 3321 0.004 38
Alaska 22 4550 0.004 35
Wyoming 12 6372 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of RANGER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 278 11.97
White (Hispanic) 107 4.61
Native American/Alaskan 75 3.23
Mixed Race 45 1.94
Asian/Pacific 14 0.6
White (Caucasian) 1,804 77.66

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

Meaning of RANGER in historical publications

RANGER. A sworn oflicer, whose business it was, under the old forest laws, to perform the duties jnentioned in the following oath : —

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 RANGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as RANGER.

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 RANGER

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