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The CALLIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,733 8169 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 802 6530 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +2931 -1639 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 33 35023 0.000 2
United Kingdom 453 9512 0.001 10
Top States for CALLIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 554 1746 0.008 78
Tennessee 444 1996 0.008 78
Texas 422 5129 0.002 20
Maryland 227 2787 0.004 43
Indiana 206 3939 0.003 34
Top States for CALLIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 554 1746 0.008 78
Tennessee 444 1996 0.008 78
Maryland 227 2787 0.004 43
Kentucky 139 3576 0.003 34
Indiana 206 3939 0.003 34

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

Classification and Origin of CALLIS

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 CALLIS 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 CALLIS 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 CALLIS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 678 18.16
White (Hispanic) 73 1.96
Mixed Race 31 0.83
Native American/Alaskan 20 0.54
Asian/Pacific 14 0.38
White (Caucasian) 2,917 78.14

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

Meaning of CALLIS in historical publications

CALLIS. The French town, Calais, possessed by the English from temp. Edward III. to Queen Mar}'.

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 CALLIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CALLIS.

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 CALLIS

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