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The CAVNESS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 405 48877 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 143 24567 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +262 -24310 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for CAVNESS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 150 10295 0.001 7
California 44 42393 0.000 1
Tennessee 30 12124 0.001 5
Arizona 26 17619 0.001 5
Arkansas 24 8922 0.001 9
Top States for CAVNESS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 24 8922 0.001 9
Texas 150 10295 0.001 7
Tennessee 30 12124 0.001 5
Arizona 26 17619 0.001 5
Washington 19 29837 0.000 3


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

Classification and Origin of CAVNESS

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

Ethnic distribution of CAVNESS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 342 84.44
Black/African American 48 11.85
Mixed Race 6 1.48
White (Hispanic) 6 1.48
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of CAVNESS in historical publications

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

Similar names to CAVNESS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CAVNESS.

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 CAVNESS

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