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The FINNIE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,616 16400 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 285 14831 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +1331 -1569 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 183 8171 0.001 11
United Kingdom 1,809 3211 0.004 39
Top States for FINNIE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 155 16745 0.000 5
Tennessee 149 4807 0.003 26
Florida 118 15786 0.001 7
New York 86 22874 0.000 5
Michigan 83 16357 0.001 8
Top States for FINNIE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 19 6487 0.003 30
Tennessee 149 4807 0.003 26
Arkansas 51 5878 0.002 19
Alaska 11 9647 0.002 18
Delaware 13 11062 0.002 17


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

Classification and Origin of FINNIE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 806 49.88
Black/African American 773 47.83
Mixed Race 18 1.11
White (Hispanic) 9 0.56
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of FINNIE in historical publications

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

Similar names to FINNIE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FINNIE.

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 FINNIE

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