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The JOHANNESEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 756 29447 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 32 61575 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +724 +32128 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 167 8880 0.001 10
United Kingdom 87 24599 0.000 2
Top States for JOHANNESEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 122 13036 0.001 6
Florida 65 21206 0.000 4
California 56 32616 0.000 2
Illinois 51 21781 0.000 4
Washington 49 12282 0.001 8
Top States for JOHANNESEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 19 5822 0.003 25
Montana 18 6529 0.002 20
Washington 49 12282 0.001 8
Iowa 23 15485 0.001 8
Vermont 4 16632 0.001 7


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

Classification and Origin of JOHANNESEN

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the JOHANNESEN surname.

Ethnic distribution of JOHANNESEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 731 96.69
White (Hispanic) 9 1.19
Mixed Race 7 0.93
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 JOHANNESEN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

JOHANNESEN is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of JOHANNESEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to JOHANNESEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JOHANNESEN.

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 JOHANNESEN

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