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The KLAUS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,331 5944 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 770 6789 0.002 15
Change since 1880 +4561 +845 0 +5
Other Countries
Australia 110 13133 0.001 7
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for KLAUS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 517 2391 0.004 42
Texas 496 4216 0.002 24
Ohio 368 3684 0.003 32
California 328 7954 0.001 10
Missouri 313 2298 0.006 56
Top States for KLAUS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kansas 242 1200 0.009 90
Missouri 313 2298 0.006 56
Wisconsin 254 2760 0.005 47
Nebraska 73 3214 0.004 43
Illinois 517 2391 0.004 42


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

Classification and Origin of KLAUS

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Poland

Language of origin: Polish

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the KLAUS 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.

Ethnic distribution of KLAUS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 61 1.14
Mixed Race 39 0.73
Native American/Alaskan 19 0.36
Asian/Pacific 14 0.26
Black/African American 7 0.13
White (Caucasian) 5,191 97.37

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

Meaning of KLAUS in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of KLAUS.

Similar names to KLAUS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KLAUS.

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 KLAUS

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