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The CAINES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,893 14457 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 102 31025 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +1791 +16568 +0.001 +5
Other Countries
Australia 247 6223 0.002 15
United Kingdom 1,068 4992 0.002 23
Top States for CAINES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 268 7453 0.001 14
Florida 212 9068 0.001 13
Kentucky 161 3179 0.004 40
North Carolina 143 5678 0.002 18
Pennsylvania 135 11326 0.001 11
Top States for CAINES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 20 3357 0.004 41
Kentucky 161 3179 0.004 40
South Carolina 115 4289 0.003 29
North Carolina 143 5678 0.002 18
Georgia 126 5954 0.002 15

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

Classification and Origin of CAINES

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 CAINES 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 CAINES 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 CAINES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 688 36.34
White (Hispanic) 74 3.91
Mixed Race 63 3.33
Asian/Pacific 8 0.42
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.26
White (Caucasian) 1,055 55.73

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

Meaning of CAINES in historical publications

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

Similar names to CAINES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CAINES.

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 CAINES

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