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The CUNNIFF surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,615 16411 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 292 14589 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +1323 -1822 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 6 135215 0.000 0
United Kingdom 201 16404 0.000 4
Top States for CUNNIFF by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 423 2453 0.007 67
New York 185 11974 0.001 10
New Jersey 123 9294 0.001 15
Florida 116 17091 0.001 7
California 105 25037 0.000 3
Top States for CUNNIFF by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 423 2453 0.007 67
New Hampshire 48 4092 0.004 39
Rhode Island 31 5777 0.003 30
Montana 16 10216 0.002 18
New Jersey 123 9294 0.001 15

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of CUNNIFF

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 32 1.98
Asian/Pacific 14 0.87
Mixed Race 9 0.56
White (Caucasian) 1,552 96.1
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of CUNNIFF in historical publications

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

Similar names to CUNNIFF

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CUNNIFF.

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 CUNNIFF

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