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The LOOMIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 14,311 2314 0.005 53
United States (1880 census) 7,081 848 0.014 142
Change since 1880 +7230 -1466 -0.009 -89
Other Countries
Australia 5 144748 0.000 0
United Kingdom 6 31965 0.000 0
Top States for LOOMIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,508 2036 0.004 45
New York 1,421 1217 0.007 75
Michigan 973 1046 0.010 98
Wisconsin 827 611 0.015 154
Florida 777 2551 0.005 49
Top States for LOOMIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 163 557 0.027 268
Montana 149 642 0.017 165
Wisconsin 827 611 0.015 154
Oregon 435 878 0.013 127
Washington 608 1121 0.010 103


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

Classification and Origin of LOOMIS

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the LOOMIS surname.

Ethnic distribution of LOOMIS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 229 1.6
Mixed Race 182 1.27
Native American/Alaskan 70 0.49
Asian/Pacific 59 0.41
Black/African American 56 0.39
White (Caucasian) 13,716 95.84

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

LOOMIS is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of LOOMIS in historical publications

(Welsh.) Local. From lorn, bare, naked, exposed, and maes, a field, a name of placeā€”the place in the open field.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to LOOMIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LOOMIS.

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 LOOMIS

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