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The JENNISON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,183 20763 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 703 7322 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +480 -13441 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 171 8677 0.001 10
United Kingdom 811 6195 0.002 18
Top States for JENNISON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 137 16882 0.000 4
New Hampshire 97 1949 0.008 78
Massachusetts 85 8884 0.001 13
Florida 83 19256 0.001 5
New York 81 21756 0.000 4
Top States for JENNISON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 97 1949 0.008 78
Vermont 24 3804 0.004 39
Montana 28 4815 0.003 31
Maine 24 6165 0.002 19
Kansas 49 6442 0.002 18


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

Classification and Origin of JENNISON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 12 1.01
Black/African American 10 0.85
Mixed Race 10 0.85
White (Caucasian) 1,144 96.7
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of JENNISON in historical publications

JENNISON. The son of Jane? See Female Ciiristiax Names. Tliis family have acquired, in co. Durham, the character of the Jealous Jennisons. Denham.

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 JENNISON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JENNISON.

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 JENNISON

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