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The ELM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 963 24368 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 146 24215 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +817 -153 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 12 78756 0.000 1
United Kingdom 81 24833 0.000 2
Top States for ELM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 126 7427 0.002 23
California 126 20546 0.000 4
Pennsylvania 112 14430 0.001 9
Minnesota 67 12933 0.001 14
Arizona 39 14891 0.001 8
Top States for ELM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 21 6086 0.003 33
Wisconsin 126 7427 0.002 23
Wyoming 10 7584 0.002 20
Montana 17 9517 0.002 19
Minnesota 67 12933 0.001 14


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

Classification and Origin of ELM

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

Ethnic distribution of ELM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 733 76.12
Native American/Alaskan 111 11.53
Black/African American 47 4.88
White (Hispanic) 34 3.53
Asian/Pacific 21 2.18
Mixed Race 17 1.77

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

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

Meaning of ELM in historical publications

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

Similar names to ELM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELM.

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 ELM

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