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The ELKIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,137 9506 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 996 5475 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +2141 -4031 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 222 6851 0.001 14
United Kingdom 989 5310 0.002 22
Top States for ELKIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 386 6828 0.001 11
New York 281 6601 0.001 15
Pennsylvania 267 5465 0.002 22
Florida 245 7500 0.002 15
Illinois 184 6773 0.001 15
Top States for ELKIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 25 4213 0.004 39
Kentucky 127 3582 0.003 31
Iowa 86 4801 0.003 29
Pennsylvania 267 5465 0.002 22
Wyoming 10 6745 0.002 20


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

Classification and Origin of ELKIN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 69 2.2
Mixed Race 36 1.15
Black/African American 19 0.61
White (Caucasian) 2,995 95.47
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 ELKIN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ELKIN in historical publications


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 ELKIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELKIN.

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 ELKIN

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