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The CUNNING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 921 25242 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 318 13656 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +603 -11586 -0.001 -3
Other Countries
Australia 99 14370 0.001 6
United Kingdom 331 11932 0.001 7
Top States for CUNNING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 130 17345 0.000 4
Pennsylvania 91 15102 0.001 7
Ohio 68 17615 0.001 6
Washington 51 12953 0.001 9
Colorado 44 11369 0.001 10
Top States for CUNNING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Nebraska 33 7790 0.002 19
Alaska 12 7708 0.002 19
Nevada 22 9670 0.001 11
Colorado 44 11369 0.001 10
Washington 51 12953 0.001 9

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

Classification and Origin of CUNNING

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 783 85.02
Black/African American 100 10.86
White (Hispanic) 23 2.5
Mixed Race 7 0.76
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 CUNNING surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CUNNING in historical publications

CUNNING. Wise, skilful. In this sense the word is employed in the authorized version of the 0. Test.

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 CUNNING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CUNNING.

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 CUNNING

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