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The ATHENS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 560 37429 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 71 39610 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +489 +2181 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 14 69731 0.000 1
United Kingdom 3 34086 0.000 0
Top States for ATHENS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 57 23645 0.000 3
California 54 39797 0.000 2
Florida 51 30264 0.000 3
Illinois 34 37544 0.000 3
Wisconsin 28 29116 0.001 5
Top States for ATHENS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 7 14009 0.001 11
Oklahoma 24 13463 0.001 7
Utah 14 12969 0.001 6
Oregon 20 20059 0.001 6
Iowa 17 21854 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of ATHENS

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

Ethnic distribution of ATHENS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 529 94.46
White (Hispanic) 17 3.04
Black/African American 7 1.25
Mixed Race 5 0.89
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 ATHENS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

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

Meaning of ATHENS in historical publications

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

Similar names to ATHENS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ATHENS.

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 ATHENS

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