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The BENNY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,069 22461 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 314 13807 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +755 -8654 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 72 19005 0.000 4
United Kingdom 128 21370 0.000 3
Top States for BENNY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 145 19655 0.000 4
New York 135 16756 0.001 7
Pennsylvania 86 19940 0.001 7
Maryland 74 9048 0.001 14
Michigan 72 21017 0.001 7
Top States for BENNY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 74 9048 0.001 14
Delaware 8 16856 0.001 10
South Dakota 6 19199 0.001 8
Michigan 72 21017 0.001 7
New York 135 16756 0.001 7

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of BENNY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 790 73.9
Asian/Pacific 101 9.45
Black/African American 67 6.27
Native American/Alaskan 52 4.86
Mixed Race 36 3.37
White (Hispanic) 23 2.15

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

Meaning of BENNY in historical publications

BENNY. BENEY. See Benjamin. Perhaps local.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to BENNY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BENNY.

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 BENNY

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