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The CATLIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,574 6792 0.002 17
United States (1880 census) 1,821 3254 0.004 36
Change since 1880 +2753 -3538 -0.002 -19
Other Countries
Australia 438 3625 0.003 27
United Kingdom 1,116 4808 0.002 24
Top States for CATLIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 451 4276 0.002 24
California 379 7192 0.001 11
Florida 262 7337 0.002 16
Michigan 216 5599 0.002 22
Texas 210 8604 0.001 10
Top States for CATLIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 27 3623 0.004 44
Kansas 110 3008 0.004 41
Nebraska 65 3818 0.004 38
Colorado 153 3625 0.004 36
Alabama 153 3665 0.003 34


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

Classification and Origin of CATLIN

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 CATLIN 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 CATLIN 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 CATLIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 567 12.4
White (Hispanic) 81 1.77
Mixed Race 65 1.42
Asian/Pacific 25 0.55
Native American/Alaskan 23 0.5
White (Caucasian) 3,813 83.36

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

Meaning of CATLIN 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 CATLIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CATLIN.

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 CATLIN

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