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The LEVENS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,224 20234 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 309 13972 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +915 -6262 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 75 18323 0.000 5
United Kingdom 216 15694 0.000 5
Top States for LEVENS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 148 11371 0.001 7
Florida 119 14521 0.001 7
California 118 19726 0.000 3
New Jersey 70 13926 0.001 8
Pennsylvania 69 20449 0.001 6
Top States for LEVENS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 49 5222 0.002 17
Minnesota 63 12267 0.001 13
Kansas 30 10597 0.001 11
Alabama 45 7974 0.001 10
Georgia 69 8981 0.001 8


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

Classification and Origin of LEVENS

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 LEVENS 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 LEVENS 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 LEVENS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 86 7.03
White (Hispanic) 16 1.31
Mixed Race 12 0.98
White (Caucasian) 1,105 90.28
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of LEVENS in historical publications

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

Similar names to LEVENS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LEVENS.

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 LEVENS

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