Last Name REAGAN


Meaning Son of Riagan. Riagan was a given name meaning 'little king.'
Origin Irish, Jewish

Rank 2,122 (2000 US census) 2,000 (1990 US census)
Count 15,673 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 93.59%, or 14668 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 2.28%, or 357 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.53%, or 83 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.66%, or 103 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.27%, or 199 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.68%, or 263 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...

Scottish surnames

Scottish last names divide themselves into two classes: Highland and Lowland.
In very few instances the names were considered before the eleventh century. They became significantly better known only since the thirteen century.
Just like English and other last n...

English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

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