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The GEYER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,838 4194 0.003 29
United States (1880 census) 1,796 3290 0.004 36
Change since 1880 +6042 -904 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 456 3488 0.003 28
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GEYER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 1,101 1248 0.009 90
Ohio 601 2259 0.005 53
California 586 4775 0.002 17
Florida 481 4106 0.003 30
Michigan 436 2558 0.004 44
Top States for GEYER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 1,101 1248 0.009 90
North Dakota 55 1684 0.009 86
Maine 105 2103 0.008 82
South Dakota 61 1746 0.008 81
Indiana 353 2130 0.006 58


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

Classification and Origin of GEYER

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 GEYER 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 GEYER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 96 1.22
Mixed Race 85 1.08
Black/African American 66 0.84
Asian/Pacific 33 0.42
Native American/Alaskan 30 0.38
White (Caucasian) 7,528 96.04

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

Meaning of GEYER in historical publications

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

Similar names to GEYER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GEYER.

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 GEYER

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