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The CAINE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,066 7544 0.002 15
United States (1880 census) 736 7071 0.001 15
Change since 1880 +3330 -473 +0.001 0
Other Countries
Australia 355 4460 0.002 22
United Kingdom 2,510 2439 0.005 55
Top States for CAINE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 318 8658 0.001 9
Florida 279 7177 0.002 17
Alabama 261 2539 0.006 59
New York 253 7903 0.001 13
Ohio 213 6600 0.002 19
Top States for CAINE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 261 2539 0.006 59
Washington DC 19 3047 0.003 33
Rhode Island 34 4765 0.003 32
Indiana 172 4637 0.003 28
Delaware 19 7123 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of CAINE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 74 1.82
White (Hispanic) 62 1.52
Asian/Pacific 29 0.71
Native American/Alaskan 19 0.47
White (Caucasian) 2,860 70.34
Black/African American 1,022 25.14

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

Meaning of CAINE in historical publications

CAINE. See Cane.

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 CAINE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CAINE.

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 CAINE

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