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The AHRENS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,895 3317 0.004 37
United States (1880 census) 1,848 3197 0.004 37
Change since 1880 +8047 -120 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 360 4411 0.002 22
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for AHRENS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 748 1639 0.006 60
California 704 4053 0.002 21
Wisconsin 667 836 0.012 124
New York 651 2844 0.003 34
Texas 641 3419 0.003 31
Top States for AHRENS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Nebraska 334 434 0.020 195
Iowa 511 550 0.017 175
Wisconsin 667 836 0.012 124
Minnesota 611 781 0.012 124
Missouri 481 1429 0.009 86


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

Classification and Origin of AHRENS

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 145 1.47
Mixed Race 111 1.12
Asian/Pacific 47 0.47
Native American/Alaskan 25 0.25
Black/African American 16 0.16
White (Caucasian) 9,551 96.52

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

Meaning of AHRENS in historical publications

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

Similar names to AHRENS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AHRENS.

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 AHRENS

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