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The TOLAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,740 15455 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 546 8987 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +1194 -6468 0 -5
Other Countries
Australia 23 46830 0.000 1
United Kingdom 523 8563 0.001 11
Top States for TOLAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 180 13988 0.001 5
New York 165 11782 0.001 9
Illinois 162 8294 0.001 13
Pennsylvania 160 9544 0.001 13
Michigan 145 8811 0.001 15
Top States for TOLAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 17 6208 0.003 27
Montana 24 6339 0.003 27
Vermont 9 9317 0.001 15
Michigan 145 8811 0.001 15
Massachusetts 92 8825 0.001 14

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of TOLAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 99 5.69
White (Hispanic) 33 1.9
Mixed Race 27 1.55
Asian/Pacific 23 1.32
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.63
White (Caucasian) 1,547 88.91

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

Meaning of TOLAN in historical publications

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

Similar names to TOLAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as TOLAN.

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 TOLAN

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