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The KEAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,072 7533 0.002 15
United States (1880 census) 1,551 3723 0.003 31
Change since 1880 +2521 -3810 -0.001 -16
Other Countries
Australia 736 2206 0.005 45
United Kingdom 1,818 3200 0.004 40
Top States for KEAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 310 8616 0.001 9
New York 276 7055 0.001 15
Florida 265 7297 0.002 17
Ohio 261 5356 0.002 23
Missouri 240 3126 0.004 43
Top States for KEAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Missouri 240 3126 0.004 43
New Hampshire 46 3759 0.004 37
Alaska 23 4002 0.004 37
Indiana 189 4119 0.003 31
Nebraska 53 4865 0.003 31


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

Classification and Origin of KEAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the KEAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the KEAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of KEAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 106 2.6
Mixed Race 70 1.72
Black/African American 66 1.62
White (Hispanic) 57 1.4
Native American/Alaskan 12 0.29
White (Caucasian) 3,761 92.36

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

Meaning of KEAN in historical publications

KEAN. 1. See Keen. In the H.R. it

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 KEAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KEAN.

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 KEAN

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