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The RECORD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,462 8737 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 1,137 4905 0.002 23
Change since 1880 +2325 -3832 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 13 73053 0 1
United Kingdom 401 10413 0.001 9
Top States for RECORD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 331 6968 0.002 16
California 327 9727 0.001 10
Maine 225 1341 0.018 176
New York 182 12654 0.001 10
Indiana 162 5641 0.003 27
Top States for RECORD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 225 1341 0.018 176
Vermont 77 1717 0.013 126
Wyoming 43 1749 0.009 87
New Hampshire 85 2645 0.007 69
Utah 145 2427 0.006 65


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

Classification and Origin of RECORD

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 RECORD 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 RECORD 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 RECORD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 253 7.31
White (Hispanic) 77 2.22
Mixed Race 55 1.59
Native American/Alaskan 32 0.92
Asian/Pacific 20 0.58
White (Caucasian) 3,025 87.38

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

Meaning of RECORD in historical publications

RECORD. A known corruption of Rickword. A Sussex family, in the XVIII. century, wrote themselves Record, alias Rickword.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

The same as Rikerd, or Richard, of which it is a corruption, liberal-hearted, rich in disposition.

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

Similar names to RECORD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as RECORD.

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 RECORD

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