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The MOELLER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,094 2533 0.005 48
United States (1880 census) 1,399 4074 0.003 28
Change since 1880 +11695 +1541 +0.002 +20
Other Countries
Australia 129 11388 0.001 8
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for MOELLER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,034 2773 0.003 31
Ohio 1,001 1220 0.009 88
Iowa 955 237 0.033 326
Texas 944 2303 0.005 45
Illinois 819 1404 0.007 66
Top States for MOELLER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 955 237 0.033 326
South Dakota 191 311 0.025 253
Nebraska 296 478 0.017 173
Minnesota 692 599 0.014 141
Wisconsin 707 715 0.013 132


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

Classification and Origin of MOELLER

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MOELLER 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.

Ethnic distribution of MOELLER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 194 1.48
Mixed Race 105 0.8
Asian/Pacific 65 0.5
Native American/Alaskan 33 0.25
Black/African American 20 0.15
White (Caucasian) 12,678 96.82

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

Meaning of MOELLER in historical publications

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

Similar names to MOELLER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MOELLER.

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 MOELLER

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