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The CAVINESS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,358 8954 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 227 17573 0.000 5
Change since 1880 +3131 +8619 +0.001 +7
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for CAVINESS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 832 1627 0.010 103
Texas 326 6619 0.002 16
Virginia 188 4748 0.003 27
California 185 14815 0.001 5
Arkansas 127 2996 0.005 48
Top States for CAVINESS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 832 1627 0.010 103
Arkansas 127 2996 0.005 48
Mississippi 115 3170 0.004 40
Oklahoma 126 3995 0.004 37
Virginia 188 4748 0.003 27


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

Classification and Origin of CAVINESS

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the CAVINESS surname.

Ethnic distribution of CAVINESS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 568 16.91
Mixed Race 78 2.32
White (Hispanic) 58 1.73
Native American/Alaskan 50 1.49
Asian/Pacific 9 0.27
White (Caucasian) 2,595 77.28

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

CAVINESS is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of CAVINESS in historical publications

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

Similar names to CAVINESS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CAVINESS.

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 CAVINESS

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