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The PETRIE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,234 3958 0.003 31
United States (1880 census) 2,082 2874 0.004 42
Change since 1880 +6152 -1084 -0.001 -11
Other Countries
Australia 1,211 1367 0.007 74
United Kingdom 4,472 1403 0.010 97
Top States for PETRIE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,033 1778 0.005 54
California 660 4429 0.002 19
Florida 523 3912 0.003 33
Wisconsin 520 1227 0.010 97
Ohio 395 3560 0.003 35
Top States for PETRIE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 74 1057 0.012 118
Vermont 61 1765 0.010 100
Wisconsin 520 1227 0.010 97
Maine 79 2679 0.006 62
Oregon 198 2168 0.006 58

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

Classification and Origin of PETRIE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 293 3.56
White (Hispanic) 124 1.51
Mixed Race 92 1.12
Native American/Alaskan 34 0.41
Asian/Pacific 24 0.29
White (Caucasian) 7,667 93.11

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

Meaning of PETRIE in historical publications

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

Similar names to PETRIE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PETRIE.

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 PETRIE

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