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The BRENCE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 188 91004 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 12 85167 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +176 -5837 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for BRENCE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oregon 30 14209 0.001 9
Oklahoma 25 13509 0.001 7
Pennsylvania 18 69723 0.000 1
Colorado 17 29464 0.000 4
Montana 15 10155 0.002 17
Top States for BRENCE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 15 10155 0.002 17
Oregon 30 14209 0.001 9
Wyoming 4 17027 0.001 8
Oklahoma 25 13509 0.001 7
South Dakota 5 19340 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 BRENCE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BRENCE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BRENCE in Oregon than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BRENCE by picking someone at random in Montana than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BRENCE

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 178 94.68
Black/African American 6 3.19
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) None reported 0

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

Meaning of BRENCE in historical publications

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

Similar names to BRENCE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BRENCE.

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 BRENCE

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