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The GEIER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,814 8022 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 459 10352 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +3355 +2330 0 +5
Other Countries
Australia 158 9394 0.001 10
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GEIER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 377 1704 0.007 70
Ohio 327 4104 0.003 29
Illinois 283 4434 0.002 23
New York 252 7413 0.001 13
California 232 10718 0.001 7
Top States for GEIER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 377 1704 0.007 70
South Dakota 48 2376 0.006 64
Kansas 134 2302 0.005 50
North Dakota 20 5467 0.003 31
Ohio 327 4104 0.003 29


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

Classification and Origin of GEIER

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the GEIER 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.

Ethnic distribution of GEIER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 37 0.97
White (Hispanic) 31 0.81
Black/African American 19 0.5
Asian/Pacific 18 0.47
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.16
White (Caucasian) 3,703 97.09

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

Meaning of GEIER in historical publications

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

Similar names to GEIER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GEIER.

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 GEIER

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