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The MARTINEZ surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 775,072 11 0.287 2,873
United States (1880 census) 4,965 1241 0.010 99
Change since 1880 +770107 +1230 +0.277 +2774
Other Countries
Australia 1,101 1510 0.007 67
United Kingdom 1,388 4004 0.003 30
Top States for MARTINEZ by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 193,716 5 0.572 5,719
Texas 183,452 3 0.880 8,798
Florida 61,615 13 0.386 3,855
New York 35,428 14 0.187 1,867
Illinois 32,829 16 0.264 2,643
Top States for MARTINEZ by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Mexico 26,282 1 1.445 14,448
Texas 183,452 3 0.880 8,798
Colorado 32,052 3 0.745 7,452
California 193,716 5 0.572 5,719
Arizona 28,014 4 0.546 5,460

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

Classification and Origin of MARTINEZ

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 MARTINEZ 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 MARTINEZ 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 MARTINEZ in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 710,896 91.72
White (Caucasian) 46,814 6.04
Asian/Pacific 4,650 0.6
Black/African American 4,030 0.52
Native American/Alaskan 4,960 0.64
Mixed Race 3,565 0.46

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

Meaning of MARTINEZ in historical publications

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

Similar names to MARTINEZ

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MARTINEZ.

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 MARTINEZ

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