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The MERTA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 402 49159 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 31 62631 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +371 +13472 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 17 59065 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for MERTA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 74 17240 0.001 7
Texas 61 22831 0.000 3
Iowa 55 8365 0.002 19
Florida 29 49883 0.000 2
New York 21 78881 0.000 1
Top States for MERTA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 55 8365 0.002 19
Michigan 74 17240 0.001 7
Wyoming 2 26006 0.000 4
Minnesota 18 38946 0.000 4
New Mexico 6 24056 0.000 3


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

Classification and Origin of MERTA

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the MERTA surname.

Ethnic distribution of MERTA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 376 93.53
White (Hispanic) 13 3.23
Mixed Race 6 1.49
Asian/Pacific 5 1.24
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

MERTA is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of MERTA in historical publications

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

Similar names to MERTA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MERTA.

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 MERTA

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