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The EMIG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,087 13386 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 538 9102 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +1549 -4284 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 2 251186 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for EMIG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 555 2901 0.005 45
Ohio 131 10488 0.001 12
Michigan 124 10625 0.001 12
Illinois 124 11181 0.001 10
Kansas 121 2838 0.005 45
Top States for EMIG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 555 2901 0.005 45
Kansas 121 2838 0.005 45
Delaware 28 5091 0.004 36
Arizona 80 7438 0.002 16
Montana 12 12166 0.001 13


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

Classification and Origin of EMIG

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the EMIG 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.

Ethnic distribution of EMIG in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 35 1.68
Mixed Race 17 0.81
Asian/Pacific 15 0.72
Black/African American 11 0.53
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.38
White (Caucasian) 2,001 95.88

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

Meaning of EMIG in historical publications

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

Similar names to EMIG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EMIG.

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 EMIG

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