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The ENG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 10,102 3246 0.004 37
United States (1880 census) 102 31042 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +10000 +27796 +0.004 +35
Other Countries
Australia 114 12706 0.001 7
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ENG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 2,429 675 0.013 128
California 1,866 1716 0.006 55
New Jersey 1,052 801 0.013 125
Washington 769 906 0.013 130
Florida 391 5008 0.002 24
Top States for ENG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington 769 906 0.013 130
New York 2,429 675 0.013 128
New Jersey 1,052 801 0.013 125
South Dakota 49 2370 0.006 65
Minnesota 290 2036 0.006 59


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

Classification and Origin of ENG

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: China

Language of origin: Chinese

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 494 4.89
White (Hispanic) 228 2.26
Asian/Pacific 7,906 78.26
White (Caucasian) 1,441 14.26
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of ENG in historical publications

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

Similar names to ENG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ENG.

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 ENG

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