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The KELP surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 383 51119 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 96 32246 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +287 -18873 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 39 31332 0.000 2
United Kingdom 3 33861 0.000 0
Top States for KELP by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 98 9510 0.002 16
Michigan 81 20068 0.001 8
Washington 41 21947 0.001 7
California 26 97370 0.000 1
Texas 24 54531 0.000 1
Top States for KELP by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 98 9510 0.002 16
Michigan 81 20068 0.001 8
Washington 41 21947 0.001 7
Idaho 5 37216 0.000 4
Oregon 12 39273 0.000 4


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

Classification and Origin of KELP

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

Ethnic distribution of KELP in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 346 90.34
Mixed Race 13 3.39
Black/African American 12 3.13
White (Hispanic) 6 1.57
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 KELP surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

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

Meaning of KELP in historical publications

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

Similar names to KELP

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KELP.

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 KELP

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