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The RUGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 965 24328 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 417 11131 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +548 -13197 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 9 94970 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for RUGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 191 9526 0.001 10
Pennsylvania 79 17323 0.001 6
California 68 30961 0.000 2
Michigan 64 18841 0.001 6
Illinois 54 23254 0.000 4
Top States for RUGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 9 14328 0.001 11
Maine 14 9432 0.001 11
New York 191 9526 0.001 10
Colorado 32 15631 0.001 7
New Hampshire 9 16496 0.001 7


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

Classification and Origin of RUGER

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the RUGER surname.

Ethnic distribution of RUGER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 895 92.75
Black/African American 36 3.73
White (Hispanic) 18 1.87
Asian/Pacific 8 0.83
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

RUGER is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of RUGER in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of RUGER.

Similar names to RUGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as RUGER.

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 RUGER

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