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The KENNIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 306 61376 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 6 97944 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +300 +36568 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 21 50958 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for KENNIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 49 27782 0.000 4
New York 31 54708 0.000 2
New Jersey 28 33557 0.000 3
Iowa 22 18708 0.001 8
Colorado 20 23991 0.000 5
Top States for KENNIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 5 14766 0.001 10
Montana 9 15018 0.001 10
Iowa 22 18708 0.001 8
Colorado 20 23991 0.000 5
Pennsylvania 49 27782 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 KENNIS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called KENNIS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called KENNIS in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a KENNIS by picking someone at random in Wyoming than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of KENNIS

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

Ethnic distribution of KENNIS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 274 89.54
Black/African American 18 5.88
White (Hispanic) 9 2.94
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

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

Meaning of KENNIS in historical publications

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

Similar names to KENNIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KENNIS.

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 KENNIS

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