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The DERING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 656 32939 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 221 17916 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +435 -15023 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 61 25576 0.000 1
Top States for DERING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Jersey 84 10445 0.001 10
California 79 25600 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 57 22077 0.000 5
New York 44 36211 0.000 2
Florida 36 36839 0.000 2
Top States for DERING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Jersey 84 10445 0.001 10
Connecticut 23 18258 0.001 7
Louisiana 28 12843 0.001 6
Missouri 34 16437 0.001 6
Wisconsin 32 23630 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of DERING

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the DERING surname.

Ethnic distribution of DERING in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 615 93.75
White (Hispanic) 14 2.13
Black/African American 12 1.83
Asian/Pacific 7 1.07
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

DERING is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of DERING in historical publications

(origin: Saxon.) From Dearran or Darran, to dare, bold, daring; a name given to an old Saxon chieftain.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

DERING. The source of this ancient family, (whence the affix of SurendenDering, co. Kent.) appears to be from that of De Morinis, who probably originated in the territory of the IMorini in the N.E. of France. One of the early members, De

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to DERING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DERING.

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 DERING

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