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The DINGWALL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 508 40552 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 90 33622 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +418 -6930 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 299 5234 0.002 18
United Kingdom 1,377 4030 0.003 30
Top States for DINGWALL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 70 31166 0.000 2
New York 62 28725 0.000 3
Florida 46 32952 0.000 3
Michigan 45 27112 0.000 5
Texas 37 32615 0.000 2
Top States for DINGWALL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 6 20267 0.001 8
Connecticut 18 24872 0.001 5
Michigan 45 27112 0.000 5
Oregon 15 25647 0.000 4
Washington 24 27349 0.000 4


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

Classification and Origin of DINGWALL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

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 DINGWALL 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 DINGWALL 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 DINGWALL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 425 83.66
Black/African American 48 9.45
White (Hispanic) 20 3.94
Mixed Race 8 1.57
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 DINGWALL surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of DINGWALL in historical publications

DINGWALL. A parish and royal burgh in Eoss-shire.

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 DINGWALL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DINGWALL.

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 DINGWALL

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