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The BENNIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 860 26642 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 144 24360 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +716 -2282 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 49 25731 0.000 3
United Kingdom 79 24899 0.000 2
Top States for BENNIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 120 10140 0.001 10
Florida 107 13456 0.001 7
New York 81 18559 0.000 4
New Jersey 52 15307 0.001 6
Minnesota 44 14250 0.001 9
Top States for BENNIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 12 6291 0.002 19
South Dakota 9 10483 0.001 12
Pennsylvania 120 10140 0.001 10
Minnesota 44 14250 0.001 9
Florida 107 13456 0.001 7


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

Classification and Origin of BENNIS

Religious origin: Muslim

Ethnic distribution of BENNIS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 799 92.91
Black/African American 15 1.74
White (Hispanic) 14 1.63
Mixed Race 12 1.4
Native American/Alaskan 11 1.28
Asian/Pacific 9 1.05

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

Meaning of BENNIS in historical publications

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

Similar names to BENNIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BENNIS.

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 BENNIS

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