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The PUNCH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,356 18712 0.000 5
United States (1880 census) 323 13526 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +1033 -5186 -0.001 -1
Other Countries
Australia 404 3909 0.002 25
United Kingdom 145 19883 0.000 3
Top States for PUNCH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 267 7663 0.001 13
Louisiana 263 2468 0.006 59
North Carolina 171 5297 0.002 21
New York 139 14831 0.001 7
Massachusetts 82 10428 0.001 13
Top States for PUNCH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 263 2468 0.006 59
North Carolina 171 5297 0.002 21
Massachusetts 82 10428 0.001 13
Texas 267 7663 0.001 13
Maine 14 10789 0.001 11

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

Classification and Origin of PUNCH

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 891 65.71
Black/African American 439 32.37
White (Hispanic) 12 0.88
Mixed Race 9 0.66
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of PUNCH in historical publications

PUNCH. This name is found in tlie Registrar General's list of oddities, and in the Rotuli Hundredorum of tenqj. Edward I. Its etymology has not occurred to me.

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 PUNCH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PUNCH.

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 PUNCH

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