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The EHLERS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,442 4405 0.003 28
United States (1880 census) 1,192 4709 0.002 24
Change since 1880 +6250 +304 +0.001 +4
Other Countries
Australia 183 8169 0.001 11
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for EHLERS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 676 4158 0.002 20
Iowa 586 459 0.020 200
Minnesota 523 956 0.011 106
Illinois 520 2339 0.004 42
Wisconsin 486 1251 0.009 91
Top States for EHLERS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Nebraska 434 304 0.025 254
Iowa 586 459 0.020 200
South Dakota 82 1096 0.011 109
Minnesota 523 956 0.011 106
Wisconsin 486 1251 0.009 91


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

Classification and Origin of EHLERS

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 116 1.56
Mixed Race 64 0.86
Asian/Pacific 32 0.43
Black/African American 19 0.26
Native American/Alaskan 18 0.24
White (Caucasian) 7,193 96.65

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

Meaning of EHLERS in historical publications

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

Similar names to EHLERS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EHLERS.

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 EHLERS

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