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The KNISLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,113 9578 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 204 19048 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +2909 +9470 +0.001 +8
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for KNISLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 1,059 1274 0.009 93
Pennsylvania 236 6536 0.002 19
California 137 17651 0.000 4
Florida 121 14516 0.001 8
Tennessee 119 5345 0.002 21
Top States for KNISLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 1,059 1274 0.009 93
Tennessee 119 5345 0.002 21
Pennsylvania 236 6536 0.002 19
Wyoming 9 7807 0.002 18
Maryland 93 6235 0.002 18


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

Classification and Origin of KNISLEY

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the KNISLEY 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 KNISLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 36 1.16
Mixed Race 33 1.06
Asian/Pacific 9 0.29
Black/African American 8 0.26
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.19
White (Caucasian) 3,021 97.04

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

Meaning of KNISLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to KNISLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KNISLEY.

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 KNISLEY

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