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The BENNING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,317 9062 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 879 6074 0.002 18
Change since 1880 +2438 -2988 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 154 9616 0.001 9
United Kingdom 691 6983 0.002 15
Top States for BENNING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 274 5205 0.002 24
Pennsylvania 259 5990 0.002 21
Georgia 216 4009 0.003 26
California 205 12520 0.001 6
Wisconsin 201 3909 0.004 37
Top States for BENNING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 72 1438 0.010 95
Iowa 169 2346 0.006 58
Wisconsin 201 3909 0.004 37
Minnesota 159 4495 0.003 32
Washington DC 17 3428 0.003 30


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

Classification and Origin of BENNING

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: India

Language of origin: Punjabi

Religious origin: Sikh

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 770 23.21
Mixed Race 70 2.11
White (Hispanic) 37 1.12
Asian/Pacific 11 0.33
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.24
White (Caucasian) 2,421 72.99

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

Meaning of BENNING in historical publications

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

Similar names to BENNING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BENNING.

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 BENNING

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