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The GEIGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 21,785 1503 0.008 81
United States (1880 census) 4,587 1357 0.009 92
Change since 1880 +17198 -146 -0.001 -11
Other Countries
Australia 226 6756 0.001 14
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GEIGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 2,065 585 0.017 168
Florida 2,034 988 0.013 127
Ohio 1,766 708 0.016 156
California 1,387 2272 0.004 41
Wisconsin 1,257 379 0.023 234
Top States for GEIGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 250 209 0.039 389
Wisconsin 1,257 379 0.023 234
Pennsylvania 2,065 585 0.017 168
Ohio 1,766 708 0.016 156
South Carolina 571 1165 0.014 142


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

Classification and Origin of GEIGER

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 261 1.2
Mixed Race 240 1.1
Asian/Pacific 76 0.35
Native American/Alaskan 48 0.22
White (Caucasian) 19,959 91.62
Black/African American 1,200 5.51

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

Meaning of GEIGER in historical publications

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

Similar names to GEIGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GEIGER.

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 GEIGER

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