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The MELENDEZ surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 42,139 744 0.016 156
United States (1880 census) 21 71873 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +42118 +71129 +0.016 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 48 26166 0.000 3
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for MELENDEZ by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 7,609 506 0.022 225
Texas 6,138 497 0.029 294
New York 5,428 341 0.029 286
Florida 5,116 447 0.032 320
New Jersey 2,469 357 0.029 293
Top States for MELENDEZ by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Connecticut 1,135 360 0.033 333
Florida 5,116 447 0.032 320
Texas 6,138 497 0.029 294
New Jersey 2,469 357 0.029 293
New York 5,428 341 0.029 286

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

Classification and Origin of MELENDEZ

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 MELENDEZ 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 MELENDEZ 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 MELENDEZ in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 421 1
Mixed Race 236 0.56
Asian/Pacific 194 0.46
Native American/Alaskan 131 0.31
White (Hispanic) 38,785 92.04
White (Caucasian) 2,372 5.63

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

Meaning of MELENDEZ in historical publications

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

Similar names to MELENDEZ

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MELENDEZ.

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 MELENDEZ

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