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The GELMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,105 13291 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 109 29743 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +1996 +16452 +0.001 +6
Other Countries
Australia 30 38329 0.000 2
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GELMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 489 3750 0.003 26
Florida 287 6445 0.002 18
New Jersey 252 3622 0.003 30
California 232 10547 0.001 7
Pennsylvania 189 7516 0.002 15
Top States for GELMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Jersey 252 3622 0.003 30
New York 489 3750 0.003 26
Delaware 19 6798 0.002 24
Florida 287 6445 0.002 18
Pennsylvania 189 7516 0.002 15


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

Classification and Origin of GELMAN

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

Ethnic distribution of GELMAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 63 2.99
Asian/Pacific 19 0.9
Mixed Race 19 0.9
White (Caucasian) 1,985 94.3
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of GELMAN in historical publications

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

Similar names to GELMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GELMAN.

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 GELMAN

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