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The ELGIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,969 10013 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 920 5853 0.002 18
Change since 1880 +2049 -4160 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 19 53749 0.000 1
United Kingdom 82 24778 0.000 2
Top States for ELGIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 271 2291 0.007 68
Virginia 224 3789 0.003 32
California 222 11620 0.001 7
Texas 152 11353 0.001 7
Missouri 149 4957 0.003 27
Top States for ELGIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 271 2291 0.007 68
Iowa 140 2971 0.005 48
Virginia 224 3789 0.003 32
Missouri 149 4957 0.003 27
Montana 23 6107 0.003 25


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

Classification and Origin of ELGIN

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

Ethnic distribution of ELGIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 170 5.73
Native American/Alaskan 46 1.55
Mixed Race 40 1.35
White (Hispanic) 35 1.18
Asian/Pacific 5 0.17
White (Caucasian) 2,673 90.03

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

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

Meaning of ELGIN in historical publications

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

Similar names to ELGIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELGIN.

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 ELGIN

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