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The KINSEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 15,357 2169 0.006 57
United States (1880 census) 3,645 1683 0.007 73
Change since 1880 +11712 -486 -0.001 -16
Other Countries
Australia 270 5726 0.002 17
United Kingdom 2,661 2330 0.006 58
Top States for KINSEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,388 1800 0.007 67
Florida 1,372 1534 0.009 86
Georgia 1,239 895 0.015 151
Ohio 915 1522 0.008 81
Pennsylvania 898 1690 0.007 73
Top States for KINSEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 564 845 0.016 163
Georgia 1,239 895 0.015 151
Montana 127 858 0.014 141
South Carolina 460 1485 0.011 115
Delaware 79 1856 0.010 101


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

Classification and Origin of KINSEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the KINSEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of KINSEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 250 1.63
Mixed Race 230 1.5
Native American/Alaskan 146 0.95
Asian/Pacific 55 0.36
White (Caucasian) 12,083 78.68
Black/African American 2,591 16.87

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

Meaning of KINSEY in historical publications

KINSEY. Probably Kilnsey, co. York, by the suppression of L.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to KINSEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KINSEY.

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 KINSEY

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