Meaning Local: Of Carlisle, the county town of Cumberland. The surname crossed the Border, the spelling undergoing slight changes. Still it is easy to see that Thomas Carlyle was born and brought up not very far from the city whence his ancestors originally sprang.
Origin English, Irish, Zimbabwean, South african

Rank 1,663 (2000 US census) 1,399 (1990 US census)
Count 19,718 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 81.98%, or 16165 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 14.36%, or 2832 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.37%, or 73 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.58%, or 114 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.58%, or 312 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.14%, or 225 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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