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The MICHEL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 21,487 1539 0.008 80
United States (1880 census) 69 40349 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +21418 +38810 +0.008 +79
Other Countries
Australia 513 3136 0.003 31
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for MICHEL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 3,293 1032 0.010 97
Florida 2,445 850 0.015 153
New York 2,007 899 0.011 106
Louisiana 1,153 579 0.026 258
Ohio 1,065 1318 0.009 94
Top States for MICHEL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 1,153 579 0.026 258
Florida 2,445 850 0.015 153
North Dakota 76 1211 0.012 118
Iowa 342 1024 0.012 117
Massachusetts 692 1364 0.011 109

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

Classification and Origin of MICHEL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MICHEL 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 MICHEL 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 MICHEL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 559 2.6
Native American/Alaskan 155 0.72
Asian/Pacific 86 0.4
White (Caucasian) 12,649 58.87
White (Hispanic) 4,532 21.09
Black/African American 3,507 16.32

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

Meaning of MICHEL in historical publications

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

Similar names to MICHEL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MICHEL.

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 MICHEL

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