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The LENZ surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 10,940 3038 0.004 41
United States (1880 census) 1,356 4196 0.003 27
Change since 1880 +9584 +1158 +0.001 +14
Other Countries
Australia 271 5713 0.002 17
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for LENZ by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 1,405 320 0.026 262
Minnesota 842 503 0.017 171
Illinois 807 1537 0.006 65
California 718 4056 0.002 21
Texas 624 3551 0.003 30
Top States for LENZ by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 1,405 320 0.026 262
Iowa 563 509 0.019 192
Minnesota 842 503 0.017 171
Idaho 198 828 0.015 153
Wyoming 57 996 0.012 115


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

Classification and Origin of LENZ

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 LENZ 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 LENZ in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 194 1.77
Mixed Race 101 0.92
Asian/Pacific 53 0.48
Black/African American 43 0.39
Native American/Alaskan 34 0.31
White (Caucasian) 10,516 96.12

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

Meaning of LENZ in historical publications

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

Similar names to LENZ

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LENZ.

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 LENZ

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