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The BOERSMA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,675 15937 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 14 81897 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +1661 +65960 +0.001 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 104 13832 0.001 6
United Kingdom 43 26569 0.000 1
Top States for BOERSMA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 369 2940 0.004 37
California 208 11349 0.001 6
Illinois 181 6637 0.001 15
Oregon 86 4699 0.003 25
Florida 78 19628 0.000 5
Top States for BOERSMA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 32 3639 0.004 42
Michigan 369 2940 0.004 37
Oregon 86 4699 0.003 25
Iowa 56 7478 0.002 19
Wyoming 8 8418 0.002 16

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

Classification and Origin of BOERSMA

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 26 1.55
White (Hispanic) 23 1.37
Asian/Pacific 8 0.48
Black/African American 5 0.3
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.3
White (Caucasian) 1,608 96

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

Meaning of BOERSMA in historical publications

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

Similar names to BOERSMA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOERSMA.

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 BOERSMA

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