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The MINER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 20,627 1597 0.008 76
United States (1880 census) 8,666 693 0.017 173
Change since 1880 +11961 -904 -0.009 -97
Other Countries
Australia 97 14667 0.001 6
United Kingdom 113 22789 0.000 2
Top States for MINER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,712 1920 0.005 51
New York 1,710 1074 0.009 90
Florida 1,166 1801 0.007 73
Michigan 1,067 1003 0.011 107
Illinois 1,029 1244 0.008 83
Top States for MINER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 209 440 0.034 343
Utah 661 409 0.030 296
New Hampshire 327 568 0.026 265
Connecticut 624 585 0.018 183
Iowa 474 650 0.016 162


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

Classification and Origin of MINER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 365 1.77
Mixed Race 340 1.65
Native American/Alaskan 272 1.32
Asian/Pacific 155 0.75
White (Caucasian) 18,344 88.93
Black/African American 1,151 5.58

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

Meaning of MINER in historical publications

MINER. The occupation.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to MINER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MINER.

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 MINER

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