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The JENNER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,467 11650 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 606 8268 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +1861 -3382 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 1,310 1253 0.008 80
United Kingdom 4,529 1384 0.010 99
Top States for JENNER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 289 9275 0.001 9
Illinois 215 6144 0.002 17
New York 189 10283 0.001 10
Florida 182 10217 0.001 11
Massachusetts 98 8342 0.002 15
Top States for JENNER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 67 1617 0.009 89
North Dakota 47 2230 0.007 73
Montana 28 5056 0.003 31
Alaska 11 9815 0.002 18
Illinois 215 6144 0.002 17


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

Classification and Origin of JENNER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 58 2.35
Mixed Race 38 1.54
Asian/Pacific 25 1.01
Native American/Alaskan 16 0.65
Black/African American 12 0.49
White (Caucasian) 2,318 93.96

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

Meaning of JENNER in historical publications

JENNER. Pott, in his " Die Personcnuamen insbesondere die Familiennameu," (Leipzig, 1853), considers this name a corruption of the classical Januarius; but I think the medieval giiwur, a craftsman, engineer, or clever workman, a much likelier origin — a man of genius {Ingcnii) in any mechanical business. Waldinus lugeuiator (the engineer) occurs in the Domesday of Lincolnshire, as a tenant in chief.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to JENNER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JENNER.

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 JENNER

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