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The FAIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,865 4177 0.003 29
United States (1880 census) 1,530 3778 0.003 31
Change since 1880 +6335 -399 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 22 48825 0.000 1
United Kingdom 31 27356 0.000 1
Top States for FAIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 937 2554 0.004 45
Georgia 771 1420 0.009 94
Tennessee 558 1582 0.010 98
California 511 5755 0.002 15
Florida 511 4125 0.003 32
Top States for FAIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 404 1475 0.010 100
Tennessee 558 1582 0.010 98
Georgia 771 1420 0.009 94
Virginia 456 2098 0.006 64
Alabama 273 2475 0.006 61

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of FAIN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 974 12.38
Mixed Race 131 1.67
White (Hispanic) 126 1.6
Native American/Alaskan 64 0.81
Asian/Pacific 53 0.67
White (Caucasian) 6,517 82.86

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

Meaning of FAIN in historical publications

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

Similar names to FAIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FAIN.

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 FAIN

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