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The MAIER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,929 2385 0.005 52
United States (1880 census) 1,418 4027 0.003 28
Change since 1880 +12511 +1642 +0.002 +24
Other Countries
Australia 249 6187 0.002 15
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for MAIER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,355 1256 0.007 71
California 1,093 2710 0.003 32
Wisconsin 1,060 440 0.020 198
Pennsylvania 874 1584 0.007 71
Florida 863 2228 0.005 54
Top States for MAIER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 202 265 0.031 315
Wisconsin 1,060 440 0.020 198
Montana 125 773 0.014 139
South Dakota 99 803 0.013 131
Idaho 111 1510 0.009 86


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

Classification and Origin of MAIER

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 MAIER 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 MAIER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 231 1.66
Mixed Race 146 1.05
Asian/Pacific 64 0.46
Native American/Alaskan 46 0.33
Black/African American 33 0.24
White (Caucasian) 13,408 96.26

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

Meaning of MAIER in historical publications

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

Similar names to MAIER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MAIER.

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 MAIER

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