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The FENDER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,791 5519 0.002 22
United States (1880 census) 66 42110 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +5725 +36591 +0.002 +21
Other Countries
Australia 94 15099 0.001 6
United Kingdom 674 7110 0.001 15
Top States for FENDER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 631 1833 0.008 78
Florida 539 3768 0.003 34
California 432 6352 0.001 13
Georgia 405 2380 0.005 49
Ohio 348 3950 0.003 31
Top States for FENDER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 631 1833 0.008 78
South Carolina 267 2273 0.007 67
Wyoming 25 2538 0.005 51
Georgia 405 2380 0.005 49
Oregon 135 3192 0.004 39

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

Classification and Origin of FENDER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 114 1.97
White (Hispanic) 80 1.38
Mixed Race 55 0.95
Native American/Alaskan 31 0.54
Asian/Pacific 17 0.29
White (Caucasian) 5,494 94.87

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

Meaning of FENDER in historical publications

FENDER. The O. E. fend signifies to defend, (see Halliwell in roc.) ; a ' Fender' may therefore mean a defender, and this indeed is almost proved by the Le Fendur of the H. R. — An appellation given in commemoration of some remarkable exploit.

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 FENDER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FENDER.

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 FENDER

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