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The KESSLER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 28,869 1112 0.011 107
United States (1880 census) 4,329 1435 0.009 87
Change since 1880 +24540 +323 +0.002 +20
Other Countries
Australia 158 9363 0.001 10
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for KESSLER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 2,757 577 0.015 145
Pennsylvania 2,538 439 0.021 207
Ohio 2,283 514 0.020 201
California 2,216 1449 0.007 65
Florida 1,941 1020 0.012 121
Top States for KESSLER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 2,538 439 0.021 207
Ohio 2,283 514 0.020 201
West Virginia 350 766 0.019 194
North Dakota 120 620 0.019 187
South Dakota 141 499 0.019 187


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

Classification and Origin of KESSLER

Language of origin: Hebrew

Religious origin: Jewish

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the KESSLER 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.

Ethnic distribution of KESSLER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 387 1.34
Mixed Race 254 0.88
Black/African American 185 0.64
Asian/Pacific 133 0.46
Native American/Alaskan 78 0.27
White (Caucasian) 27,827 96.39

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

Meaning of KESSLER in historical publications

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

Similar names to KESSLER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KESSLER.

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 KESSLER

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