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The JENKIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,383 18437 0.001 5
United States (1880 census) 378 11998 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +1005 -6439 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 1,104 1504 0.007 68
United Kingdom 1,611 3529 0.004 35
Top States for JENKIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 158 22821 0.000 5
Florida 125 20680 0.001 8
Pennsylvania 91 24154 0.001 7
New Jersey 91 16917 0.001 11
Washington 74 14853 0.001 13
Top States for JENKIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 24 9667 0.003 27
Washington DC 11 7736 0.002 19
Alaska 11 15010 0.002 18
Nevada 29 12193 0.001 15
Washington 74 14853 0.001 13


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

Classification and Origin of JENKIN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

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

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the JENKIN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of JENKIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 933 67.46
Black/African American 384 27.77
White (Hispanic) 29 2.1
Asian/Pacific 19 1.37
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of JENKIN in historical publications

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

Similar names to JENKIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JENKIN.

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 JENKIN

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