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The GANS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,241 12657 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 791 6620 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +1450 -6037 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 15 63573 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GANS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 313 7949 0.001 9
New York 232 7705 0.001 12
Pennsylvania 229 6109 0.002 19
Florida 191 9022 0.001 12
Illinois 137 8831 0.001 11
Top States for GANS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 26 6529 0.002 20
Pennsylvania 229 6109 0.002 19
Connecticut 50 8434 0.001 15
Nebraska 25 10099 0.001 15
Minnesota 66 10826 0.001 13


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

Classification and Origin of GANS

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the GANS surname.

Ethnic distribution of GANS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 234 10.44
White (Hispanic) 45 2.01
Mixed Race 25 1.12
Native American/Alaskan 17 0.76
Asian/Pacific 13 0.58
White (Caucasian) 1,907 85.1

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

GANS is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of GANS in historical publications

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

Similar names to GANS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GANS.

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 GANS

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