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The JANSMA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 822 27595 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 14 81965 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +808 +54370 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 11 79465 0.000 1
United Kingdom 12 30173 0.000 0
Top States for JANSMA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 174 6239 0.002 18
Iowa 73 5344 0.002 25
Minnesota 60 11587 0.001 12
Illinois 59 19971 0.000 5
Wisconsin 54 14451 0.001 10
Top States for JANSMA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 42 2529 0.006 56
Montana 26 4813 0.003 29
Iowa 73 5344 0.002 25
Michigan 174 6239 0.002 18
Minnesota 60 11587 0.001 12


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

Classification and Origin of JANSMA

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 JANSMA 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 JANSMA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 790 96.11
Mixed Race 13 1.58
White (Hispanic) 13 1.58
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
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 JANSMA surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of JANSMA in historical publications

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

Similar names to JANSMA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JANSMA.

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 JANSMA

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