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The MEARNS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 548 38035 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 150 23682 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +398 -14353 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 249 6185 0.002 15
United Kingdom 1,448 3884 0.003 32
Top States for MEARNS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 57 34276 0.000 2
Florida 56 25603 0.000 4
Texas 51 23496 0.000 2
New York 49 32190 0.000 3
Washington 44 14178 0.001 7
Top States for MEARNS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 7 15825 0.001 9
West Virginia 15 8057 0.001 8
Washington 44 14178 0.001 7
Rhode Island 7 16472 0.001 7
Idaho 8 17396 0.001 6

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

Classification and Origin of MEARNS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 532 97.08
White (Hispanic) 10 1.82
Mixed Race 6 1.09
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 0
Black/African American Less than 100 0
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of MEARNS in historical publications

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

Similar names to MEARNS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MEARNS.

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 MEARNS

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