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The PAIVA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,016 9874 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) -1 112811 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +3017 +102937 +0.001 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 57 22873 0.000 3
United Kingdom 29 27666 0.000 1
Top States for PAIVA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 838 1122 0.013 132
California 461 6380 0.001 14
Rhode Island 371 319 0.035 354
Florida 279 7305 0.002 17
New Jersey 172 6012 0.002 20
Top States for PAIVA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 371 319 0.035 354
Massachusetts 838 1122 0.013 132
Hawaii 116 883 0.010 96
New Hampshire 49 3777 0.004 40
Connecticut 135 3547 0.004 40

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of PAIVA

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Spain

Language of origin: Spanish

Ethnic origin: Iberian

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the PAIVA 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 PAIVA 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 PAIVA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 304 10.08
Mixed Race 251 8.32
Asian/Pacific 70 2.32
Black/African American 26 0.86
Native American/Alaskan 22 0.73
White (Caucasian) 2,343 77.69

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

Meaning of PAIVA in historical publications

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

Similar names to PAIVA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PAIVA.

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 PAIVA

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