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The MILES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 81,933 342 0.030 304
United States (1880 census) 21,131 240 0.042 423
Change since 1880 +60802 -102 -0.012 -119
Other Countries
Australia 4,976 282 0.030 304
United Kingdom 22,008 247 0.048 479
Top States for MILES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 6,304 402 0.030 302
California 5,669 581 0.017 167
Florida 4,333 445 0.027 271
New York 3,524 470 0.019 186
Georgia 3,493 283 0.043 427
Top States for MILES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 3,230 166 0.081 805
Alabama 2,902 237 0.065 653
Kentucky 2,468 221 0.061 611
Washington DC 349 155 0.061 610
Mississippi 1,556 273 0.055 547


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

Classification and Origin of MILES

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 MILES 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 MILES 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 MILES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 664 0.81
Asian/Pacific 352 0.43
White (Caucasian) 52,118 63.61
Black/African American 26,055 31.8
Mixed Race 1,442 1.76
White (Hispanic) 1,303 1.59

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

Meaning of MILES in historical publications

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

Similar names to MILES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MILES.

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 MILES

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