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The KARNES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,385 5889 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 988 5513 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +4397 -376 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 4 33017 0.000 0
Top States for KARNES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 432 5013 0.002 21
Virginia 416 2265 0.006 59
California 394 7215 0.001 12
Illinois 356 3777 0.003 29
Ohio 297 4875 0.003 26
Top States for KARNES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 130 1989 0.007 72
Kentucky 242 2332 0.006 60
Virginia 416 2265 0.006 59
Arkansas 136 2663 0.005 51
Tennessee 274 2980 0.005 48


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

Classification and Origin of KARNES

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

Ethnic distribution of KARNES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 79 1.47
Mixed Race 48 0.89
Black/African American 30 0.56
Native American/Alaskan 29 0.54
Asian/Pacific 13 0.24
White (Caucasian) 5,186 96.3

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

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

Meaning of KARNES in historical publications

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

Similar names to KARNES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KARNES.

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 KARNES

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