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The MENDEZ surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 112,736 242 0.042 418
United States (1880 census) 195 19735 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +112541 +19493 +0.042 +414
Other Countries
Australia 204 7405 0.001 12
United Kingdom 393 10578 0.001 9
Top States for MENDEZ by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 29,466 93 0.087 870
Texas 20,751 119 0.100 995
Florida 11,457 170 0.072 717
New York 8,125 213 0.043 428
Illinois 5,344 252 0.043 430
Top States for MENDEZ by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 20,751 119 0.100 995
California 29,466 93 0.087 870
Florida 11,457 170 0.072 717
Arizona 3,632 164 0.071 708
Nevada 1,294 174 0.065 648

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

Classification and Origin of MENDEZ

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 MENDEZ 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 MENDEZ 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 MENDEZ in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 913 0.81
Mixed Race 575 0.51
Asian/Pacific 530 0.47
Native American/Alaskan 395 0.35
White (Hispanic) 104,394 92.6
White (Caucasian) 5,941 5.27

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

Meaning of MENDEZ in historical publications

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

Similar names to MENDEZ

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MENDEZ.

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 MENDEZ

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