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The KOEHLER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 19,037 1725 0.007 71
United States (1880 census) 2,975 2057 0.006 60
Change since 1880 +16062 +332 +0.001 +11
Other Countries
Australia 168 8830 0.001 10
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for KOEHLER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 1,740 236 0.032 324
Ohio 1,368 909 0.012 120
Illinois 1,265 922 0.010 102
Pennsylvania 1,259 1047 0.010 103
California 1,194 2525 0.004 35
Top States for KOEHLER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 1,740 236 0.032 324
Nebraska 366 388 0.021 214
Minnesota 772 553 0.016 157
Colorado 534 966 0.012 124
Ohio 1,368 909 0.012 120


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

Classification and Origin of KOEHLER

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 KOEHLER 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 KOEHLER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 259 1.36
Mixed Race 181 0.95
Asian/Pacific 93 0.49
Native American/Alaskan 48 0.25
Black/African American 38 0.2
White (Caucasian) 18,418 96.75

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

Meaning of KOEHLER in historical publications

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

Similar names to KOEHLER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KOEHLER.

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 KOEHLER

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