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The COLLEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 592 35860 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 394 11636 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +198 -24224 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 31 36959 0.000 2
United Kingdom 471 9242 0.001 10
Top States for COLLEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 89 22534 0.000 5
California 75 31995 0.000 2
Washington 39 19145 0.001 7
Michigan 38 34273 0.000 4
Texas 33 37823 0.000 2
Top States for COLLEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 8 9789 0.002 16
Montana 8 18363 0.001 9
Washington 39 19145 0.001 7
Connecticut 19 26383 0.001 6
Iowa 16 24193 0.001 5


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

Classification and Origin of COLLEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 534 90.2
Black/African American 29 4.9
White (Hispanic) 24 4.05
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of COLLEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to COLLEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COLLEN.

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 COLLEN

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