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The DEAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 109,230 250 0.040 405
United States (1880 census) 27,776 187 0.056 556
Change since 1880 +81454 -63 -0.016 -151
Other Countries
Australia 6,931 183 0.042 424
United Kingdom 27,106 190 0.059 590
Top States for DEAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 8,013 300 0.038 384
California 7,459 429 0.022 220
Florida 7,242 237 0.045 453
Georgia 5,426 165 0.066 663
Ohio 5,414 201 0.048 477
Top States for DEAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 3,938 155 0.089 886
West Virginia 1,484 130 0.082 821
Mississippi 1,979 191 0.070 696
Georgia 5,426 165 0.066 663
Virginia 4,370 157 0.062 617


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

Classification and Origin of DEAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Status Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 885 0.81
Native American/Alaskan 699 0.64
White (Caucasian) 86,008 78.74
Black/African American 17,728 16.23
Mixed Race 1,922 1.76
White (Hispanic) 1,988 1.82

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

Meaning of DEAN in historical publications

DEAN. DEANE. A-Sax. denu, a valo or plain. Atte Dene is the common form in old times, implying residence at such a place. Tliere arc, however, eighteen parislies or places called Dean in the Gazetteer of Engl., and Dene occurs in Domesd. as a personal appellation.

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 DEAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DEAN.

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 DEAN

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