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The CHANNING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 527 39304 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 104 30721 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +423 -8583 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 146 10139 0.001 9
United Kingdom 932 5573 0.002 20
Top States for CHANNING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 65 31564 0.000 2
Wisconsin 61 13581 0.001 11
Florida 49 29756 0.000 3
New York 43 37835 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 37 34240 0.000 3
Top States for CHANNING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 61 13581 0.001 11
West Virginia 12 9758 0.001 7
Washington 28 22487 0.000 5
Maryland 22 21280 0.000 4
Massachusetts 22 30244 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 CHANNING live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CHANNING represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CHANNING in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CHANNING by picking someone at random in Wisconsin than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CHANNING

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 CHANNING 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 CHANNING 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 CHANNING in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 471 89.37
Black/African American 22 4.17
Asian/Pacific 13 2.47
White (Hispanic) 13 2.47
Mixed Race 8 1.52
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of CHANNING in historical publications

(origin: Saxon.) Cyning, knowing, wise; Dutch, Koning, whence king; the same derivation as Canning.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

CHANNING. Apparently an ancient personal name. Chening. Domesd. in Hants.

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 CHANNING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHANNING.

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 CHANNING

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