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The MAKELA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,337 18892 0.000 5
United States (1880 census) -1 116631 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +1338 +97739 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 20 51280 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for MAKELA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 249 2668 0.005 51
Michigan 220 5783 0.002 22
California 118 20600 0.000 3
Wisconsin 72 12760 0.001 13
Washington 68 11074 0.001 12
Top States for MAKELA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 249 2668 0.005 51
Michigan 220 5783 0.002 22
Alaska 10 11314 0.002 16
Wisconsin 72 12760 0.001 13
Washington 68 11074 0.001 12


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

Classification and Origin of MAKELA

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

Ethnic distribution of MAKELA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 29 2.17
Asian/Pacific 13 0.97
Mixed Race 12 0.9
White (Caucasian) 1,272 95.14
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of MAKELA in historical publications

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

Similar names to MAKELA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MAKELA.

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 MAKELA

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