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The DENIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,418 5852 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 1,162 4806 0.002 23
Change since 1880 +4256 -1046 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 99 14365 0.001 6
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for DENIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 1,089 2045 0.007 68
New York 818 2525 0.004 43
California 438 6867 0.001 13
Massachusetts 323 2937 0.005 51
New Jersey 215 4920 0.003 26
Top States for DENIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 170 1545 0.013 133
Vermont 81 1477 0.013 133
Delaware 102 1489 0.013 130
New Hampshire 153 1409 0.012 124
Florida 1,089 2045 0.007 68


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

Classification and Origin of DENIS

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the DENIS 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.

Ethnic distribution of DENIS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 189 3.49
Asian/Pacific 54 1
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.2
White (Caucasian) 2,936 54.19
Black/African American 1,183 21.83
White (Hispanic) 1,045 19.29

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

Meaning of DENIS in historical publications

DENIS. See Dennis.

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 DENIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DENIS.

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 DENIS

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