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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Macrae

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Macrae

Meredith MacRae was a film and television actress. Her career lasted from 1953 to 1993. Meredith was born as the child of Gordon MacRae and Sheila MacRae on May 30th, 1944 in Houston, Texas, U.S. She left this life on July 14th, 2000.


Gordon MacRae was an actor/singer, tv, radio show host/personality, actor, and singing. He was most active from 1942 to 1980. Gordon was given the name Albert Gordon MacRae on March 12th, 1921 in East Orange, New Jersey, US. He left this life on January 24th, 1986.


She has had major accomplishments since 1960. Elizabeth was given the name Elizabeth Herndon MacRae on February 22nd, 1936 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.


Sheila MacRae was an actress, producer, and singer. She was most active from 1950 to 1993. Sheila was given the name Sheila Margaret Stephens on September 24th, 1921 in London, England, UK. Sheila is also known as Sheila Margaret Stevens. She passed away on March 6th, 2014.


Heather MacRae is an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 1966 to 2006. Heather was born on October 5th, 1946 in New York City, New York, U.S.


Jack was born on August 3rd, 1994.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Macrae as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Macrae U.S.
  White 93.09% 64.26%
  African American 2.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Macrae

People with the last name Macrae are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Macrae

  • How Popular is the name Macrae? Macrae is the 32,859th most popular name of all time. As a last name Macrae was the 13,138th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Macrae have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 130 babies born with the first name Macrae in the United States. That's more than enough people named Macrae to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Macrae? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Macrae first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Macrae is Wednesday, December 7th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Macrae born? The highest recorded use of the first name Macrae was in 2014 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Macrae: Your name in reverse order is Earcam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cmeraa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Macrae? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,330 people with the last name Macrae.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Macrae? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Macrae as their last name since less than 1 person in 127k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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