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The LOPEZ surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 621,536 21 0.230 2,304
United States (1880 census) 4,286 1445 0.009 86
Change since 1880 +617250 +1424 +0.221 +2218
Other Countries
Australia 1,510 1083 0.009 92
United Kingdom 1,715 3352 0.004 37
Top States for LOPEZ by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 191,371 3 0.565 5,650
Texas 111,436 11 0.534 5,344
Florida 55,939 16 0.350 3,500
New York 31,876 19 0.168 1,680
Arizona 26,714 5 0.521 5,207
Top States for LOPEZ by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Mexico 11,304 8 0.621 6,214
California 191,371 3 0.565 5,650
Texas 111,436 11 0.534 5,344
Arizona 26,714 5 0.521 5,207
Nevada 8,420 11 0.421 4,214

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of LOPEZ

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Spain

Language of origin: Spanish

Ethnic origin: Iberian

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LOPEZ 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 LOPEZ 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 LOPEZ in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 568,768 91.51
White (Caucasian) 36,360 5.85
Asian/Pacific 6,464 1.04
Black/African American 3,791 0.61
Mixed Race 3,232 0.52
Native American/Alaskan 2,921 0.47

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

Meaning of LOPEZ in historical publications

LOPEZ. See Lopes.

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 LOPEZ

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LOPEZ.

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 LOPEZ

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