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The GEER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,509 3834 0.003 32
United States (1880 census) 2,724 2228 0.005 54
Change since 1880 +5785 -1606 -0.002 -22
Other Countries
Australia 190 7901 0.001 12
United Kingdom 444 9646 0.001 10
Top States for GEER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 697 4255 0.002 21
Pennsylvania 586 2631 0.005 48
New York 571 3427 0.003 30
Texas 571 3943 0.003 27
Michigan 511 2236 0.005 51
Top States for GEER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 56 1043 0.011 113
Montana 86 1341 0.010 95
South Carolina 358 1831 0.009 89
Connecticut 251 1757 0.007 74
Vermont 34 2983 0.006 56


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

Classification and Origin of GEER

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 GEER 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 GEER 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 GEER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 509 5.98
White (Hispanic) 155 1.82
Mixed Race 135 1.59
Asian/Pacific 42 0.49
Native American/Alaskan 41 0.48
White (Caucasian) 7,627 89.63

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

Meaning of GEER in historical publications

GEERE. GEER. See Gear. GEERING. The A-Sax. personal name.

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 GEER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GEER.

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 GEER

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