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The FENNER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,992 4636 0.003 26
United States (1880 census) 2,484 2446 0.005 50
Change since 1880 +4508 -2190 -0.002 -24
Other Countries
Australia 396 4005 0.002 24
United Kingdom 1,605 3540 0.003 35
Top States for FENNER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 549 2149 0.006 55
Texas 522 4289 0.003 25
New York 472 4279 0.002 25
Ohio 468 3141 0.004 41
California 419 6868 0.001 12
Top States for FENNER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 76 1381 0.010 101
Wisconsin 370 1944 0.007 69
Montana 60 2097 0.007 67
Rhode Island 60 2785 0.006 57
Michigan 549 2149 0.006 55


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

Classification and Origin of FENNER

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 FENNER 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 FENNER 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 FENNER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 108 1.54
Mixed Race 86 1.23
Native American/Alaskan 57 0.82
Asian/Pacific 23 0.33
White (Caucasian) 5,481 78.39
Black/African American 1,237 17.69

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

Meaning of FENNER in historical publications

FENNER. Fenn Place in the parish of Worth, CO. Sussex, had owners for several generations, called from it Atte Fenne, but in the time of Henry YI. the name was

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 FENNER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FENNER.

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 FENNER

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