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The ENNIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 16,102 2061 0.006 60
United States (1880 census) 5,131 1191 0.010 103
Change since 1880 +10971 -870 -0.004 -43
Other Countries
Australia 515 3129 0.003 32
United Kingdom 2,421 2522 0.005 53
Top States for ENNIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 1,233 1694 0.008 77
California 1,172 2739 0.003 35
North Carolina 1,167 1054 0.014 145
New York 970 1954 0.005 51
Texas 731 3207 0.004 35
Top States for ENNIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 273 451 0.035 348
North Carolina 1,167 1054 0.014 145
Maryland 674 913 0.013 127
Vermont 74 1525 0.012 122
Alabama 534 1392 0.012 120


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

Classification and Origin of ENNIS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 242 1.5
White (Hispanic) 240 1.49
Native American/Alaskan 92 0.57
Asian/Pacific 72 0.45
White (Caucasian) 13,725 85.24
Black/African American 1,729 10.74

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

Meaning of ENNIS in historical publications

ENNIS. A contraction of the Irish Mac Gennis.

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 ENNIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ENNIS.

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 ENNIS

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