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The LINK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 21,553 1534 0.008 80
United States (1880 census) 5,272 1153 0.011 105
Change since 1880 +16281 -381 -0.003 -25
Other Countries
Australia 229 6669 0.001 14
United Kingdom 954 5469 0.002 21
Top States for LINK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 1,525 815 0.013 134
Pennsylvania 1,288 1013 0.010 105
Illinois 1,284 896 0.010 103
California 1,269 2391 0.004 37
Florida 1,176 1665 0.007 74
Top States for LINK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 142 470 0.022 221
Iowa 485 583 0.017 166
Missouri 926 682 0.017 165
Minnesota 696 641 0.014 141
Wisconsin 750 699 0.014 140


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

Classification and Origin of LINK

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 LINK 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 LINK 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 LINK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 918 4.26
White (Hispanic) 241 1.12
Mixed Race 237 1.1
Asian/Pacific 116 0.54
Native American/Alaskan 88 0.41
White (Caucasian) 19,949 92.56

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

Meaning of LINK in historical publications

LINK. The same as Linch.

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 LINK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LINK.

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 LINK

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