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The BENNINGS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 203 85643 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 26 66515 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +177 -19128 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for BENNINGS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 42 15416 0.001 5
Arkansas 41 7942 0.002 15
Texas 21 59109 0.000 1
Ohio 15 77648 0.000 1
Florida 14 116313 0.000 1
Top States for BENNINGS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 9 7276 0.002 16
Arkansas 41 7942 0.002 15
Georgia 42 15416 0.001 5
Maryland 11 51792 0.000 2
Kentucky 6 35366 0.000 1


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

Classification and Origin of BENNINGS

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

Ethnic distribution of BENNINGS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 131 64.53
White (Caucasian) 70 34.48
Asian/Pacific None reported 0
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of BENNINGS in historical publications

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

Similar names to BENNINGS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BENNINGS.

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 BENNINGS

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