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The ANKENY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 866 26493 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 178 21035 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +688 -5458 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 1 37232 0.000 0
Top States for ANKENY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 116 11909 0.001 9
California 79 26431 0.000 2
Minnesota 79 9059 0.002 16
Oregon 71 5704 0.002 21
Ohio 64 18354 0.001 6
Top States for ANKENY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 21 2973 0.004 43
Oregon 71 5704 0.002 21
Montana 18 7129 0.002 20
South Dakota 13 9077 0.002 17
Minnesota 79 9059 0.002 16


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

Classification and Origin of ANKENY

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

Ethnic distribution of ANKENY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 830 95.84
Asian/Pacific 10 1.15
White (Hispanic) 10 1.15
Black/African American 7 0.81
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of ANKENY in historical publications

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

Similar names to ANKENY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ANKENY.

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 ANKENY

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