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The BENHAM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,883 6420 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 1,853 3190 0.004 37
Change since 1880 +3030 -3230 -0.002 -19
Other Countries
Australia 516 3116 0.003 32
United Kingdom 2,152 2775 0.005 47
Top States for BENHAM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 446 4646 0.002 21
California 412 6562 0.001 12
Florida 281 6803 0.002 18
Michigan 258 4556 0.003 26
Indiana 245 3092 0.004 40
Top States for BENHAM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 221 2109 0.006 64
Kentucky 215 2437 0.005 53
Arkansas 119 2826 0.004 45
Connecticut 146 3033 0.004 43
Indiana 245 3092 0.004 40


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

Classification and Origin of BENHAM

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 178 3.65
White (Hispanic) 66 1.35
Mixed Race 61 1.25
Native American/Alaskan 39 0.8
Asian/Pacific 27 0.55
White (Caucasian) 4,512 92.4

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

Meaning of BENHAM in historical publications

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

Similar names to BENHAM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BENHAM.

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 BENHAM

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