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The MEIKLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,650 16119 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 277 15166 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +1373 -953 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 419 3765 0.003 26
United Kingdom 2,483 2464 0.005 54
Top States for MEIKLE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 186 12888 0.001 5
Florida 177 9970 0.001 11
New York 121 14936 0.001 6
Ohio 112 11211 0.001 10
Idaho 90 1945 0.007 70
Top States for MEIKLE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 90 1945 0.007 70
Utah 68 3794 0.003 30
Connecticut 73 6027 0.002 21
North Dakota 12 8668 0.002 19
Rhode Island 18 8188 0.002 17


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

Classification and Origin of MEIKLE

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 MEIKLE 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 MEIKLE 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 MEIKLE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 269 16.3
Mixed Race 27 1.64
Asian/Pacific 13 0.79
Native American/Alaskan 12 0.73
White (Hispanic) 7 0.42
White (Caucasian) 1,322 80.12

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

Meaning of MEIKLE in historical publications

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

Similar names to MEIKLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MEIKLE.

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 MEIKLE

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