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The MCLENNAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,257 12590 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 290 14669 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +1967 +2079 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 2,878 543 0.018 176
United Kingdom 1,822 3193 0.004 40
Top States for MCLENNAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 303 8369 0.001 9
Texas 278 6563 0.001 13
Michigan 201 5708 0.002 20
Florida 138 12295 0.001 9
Illinois 127 9837 0.001 10
Top States for MCLENNAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oregon 75 5432 0.002 22
Michigan 201 5708 0.002 20
Wyoming 8 9069 0.002 16
North Dakota 10 10185 0.002 16
Colorado 59 8659 0.001 14


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

Classification and Origin of MCLENNAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 265 11.74
White (Hispanic) 47 2.08
Mixed Race 32 1.42
White (Caucasian) 1,900 84.18
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of MCLENNAN in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCLENNAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCLENNAN.

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 MCLENNAN

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