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The EVENS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,535 11399 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 4,667 1341 0.009 93
Change since 1880 -2132 -10058 -0.008 -84
Other Countries
Australia 64 20918 0.000 4
United Kingdom 367 11102 0.001 8
Top States for EVENS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 227 13630 0.001 7
New York 205 11566 0.001 11
Minnesota 201 4303 0.004 41
Michigan 142 11099 0.001 14
Florida 139 15549 0.001 9
Top States for EVENS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 201 4303 0.004 41
Alaska 23 5029 0.004 37
Oregon 111 4887 0.003 32
North Dakota 19 7347 0.003 30
Vermont 17 6131 0.003 28


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

Classification and Origin of EVENS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Wales

Language of origin: Welsh

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 473 18.66
Mixed Race 40 1.58
White (Hispanic) 33 1.3
Native American/Alaskan 22 0.87
Asian/Pacific 16 0.63
White (Caucasian) 1,951 76.96

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

Meaning of EVENS in historical publications

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

Similar names to EVENS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EVENS.

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 EVENS

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