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The MEER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 700 31301 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 105 30531 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +595 -770 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 20 51372 0.000 1
United Kingdom 333 11883 0.001 7
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.

Classification and Origin of MEER

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: Pakistan

Religious origin: Muslim

Ethnic distribution of MEER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 607 86.71
Asian/Pacific 60 8.57
Mixed Race 23 3.29
Black/African American 5 0.71
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of MEER in historical publications

MEER. Mere, a lake or shallow water. It is found in composition in many names of sheets of water, as Windermere, Buttermere, Grasmere. There is, however, a Lincolnshire parish so called.

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 MEER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MEER.

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 MEER

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