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The ELSER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,376 18506 0.001 5
United States (1880 census) 349 12737 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +1027 -5769 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 3 196882 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ELSER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 149 10318 0.001 12
California 128 19021 0.000 4
Ohio 110 12162 0.001 10
Florida 81 20900 0.001 5
New York 75 24891 0.000 4
Top States for ELSER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 55 2309 0.006 61
Idaho 20 8875 0.002 15
Delaware 11 12122 0.001 14
Arkansas 35 7578 0.001 13
Wyoming 6 11693 0.001 12


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

Classification and Origin of ELSER

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

Ethnic distribution of ELSER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 14 1.02
Asian/Pacific 10 0.73
White (Hispanic) 10 0.73
Black/African American 7 0.51
White (Caucasian) 1,335 97.02
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

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

Meaning of ELSER in historical publications

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

Similar names to ELSER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELSER.

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 ELSER

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