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The CARNELL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,460 11684 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 467 10221 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +1993 -1463 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 277 5606 0.002 17
United Kingdom 1,359 4077 0.003 30
Top States for CARNELL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 160 4603 0.003 28
California 150 17334 0.000 4
Missouri 136 5736 0.002 24
Florida 130 14589 0.001 8
Michigan 128 10615 0.001 13
Top States for CARNELL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 63 3408 0.003 35
South Carolina 113 4563 0.003 28
Tennessee 160 4603 0.003 28
Idaho 36 5431 0.003 28
Mississippi 74 4219 0.003 26


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

Classification and Origin of CARNELL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 351 14.27
White (Hispanic) 37 1.5
Mixed Race 31 1.26
Native American/Alaskan 25 1.02
Asian/Pacific 5 0.2
White (Caucasian) 2,011 81.75

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

Meaning of CARNELL in historical publications

CARNELL. jNIay be a local name ending in WELL, with the W suppi-essed. There was however a bird so called, (see Eng. Surn.) — apparently a kind of lark. See Halliw. in voc. Calander.

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 CARNELL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CARNELL.

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 CARNELL

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