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The ELEM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 467 43546 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 46 51924 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +421 +8378 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ELEM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 100 23931 0.001 8
New York 42 70930 0.000 2
Texas 40 47553 0.000 2
Michigan 32 60692 0.000 3
Georgia 30 26409 0.000 4
Top States for ELEM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 100 23931 0.001 8
Connecticut 23 35480 0.001 7
Mississippi 15 16836 0.001 5
Georgia 30 26409 0.000 4
Tennessee 19 27728 0.000 3


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

Classification and Origin of ELEM

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the ELEM surname.

Ethnic distribution of ELEM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 291 62.31
White (Caucasian) 157 33.62
Mixed Race 10 2.14
White (Hispanic) 6 1.28
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 ELEM surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

ELEM is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of ELEM in historical publications

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

Similar names to ELEM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELEM.

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 ELEM

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