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The CALKIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 596 35666 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 244 16666 0.000 5
Change since 1880 +352 -19000 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 41 29710 0.000 3
United Kingdom 150 19452 0.000 3
Top States for CALKIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 75 26165 0.000 2
New York 44 34556 0.000 2
Florida 33 38688 0.000 2
Tennessee 32 11349 0.001 6
Washington 31 19130 0.001 5
Top States for CALKIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 10 6000 0.002 20
Alaska 8 10735 0.001 13
Maine 13 9069 0.001 10
Oregon 30 11963 0.001 9
Arkansas 22 9211 0.001 8


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

Classification and Origin of CALKIN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 577 96.81
Asian/Pacific 6 1.01
White (Hispanic) 5 0.84
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of CALKIN in historical publications


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 CALKIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CALKIN.

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 CALKIN

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