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James Surname


Frequency of James in the US

2000 US Census

Accoring to the US Census Bureau, JAMES ranked #80 in frequency out of 151,671 surnames for which statistics were released from the 2000 Census. 233,224 people, or approximately 1 in every 1,157 individuals in the US had this surname in 2000.

Name Rank Count Percent
Non-Hispanic Hispanic
(of any
race)
White Black American
Indian/
Alaskan
Native
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
Two
or More
Races
JAMES80233,22454.45%38.09%2.51%0.81%2.10%2.04%
US Top 151,671 269,762,087 69.8% 11.8% 0.7% 3.7% 1.7% 12.3%

Source: "Genealogy Data: Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 2000", US Census Bureau.

1990 US Census

Accoring to the US Census Bureau, JAMES ranked #71 in frequency out of 88,799 surnames for which statistics were released from the 1990 Census. Approximately 1 in every 952 individuals in the US had this surname in 1990.

Source: "Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 1990", US Census Bureau.

James Graves on Histopolis

Histopolis currently has 3,722 grave(s) with the surname James.

Search the Histopols Grave Index for the surname James.

Resource Links for James


James (surname) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [Wikipedia]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_(surname)

Behind the Name: J [Behind The Name]
The meaning and history of first names.
http://www.surnames.behindthename.com/php/browse.php?letter=j (2 Feb 2011)

James Surname Resource Center [SurnameWeb.org]
http://www.surnameweb.org/James/surnames.htm

James Surname Origin & Family History with Genealogy Resources at Ancestor Search. [Ancestor Search]
Find the meaning and origin of the James surname / last name in this family name dictionary. Family History Ideas.
http://www.searchforancestors.com/surnames/origin/j/james.php (1 Oct 2010)

JAMES Genealogy and Family History Research [DistantCousin.com]
http://distantcousin.com/SurnameResources/Surname.asp?Surname=James (3 May 2008)

James Family Genealogy Forum [GenForum - Genealogy.com]
http://genforum.genealogy.com/james/


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