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The MONKS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,430 11807 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 843 6271 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +1587 -5536 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 532 3031 0.003 33
United Kingdom 3,723 1675 0.008 81
Top States for MONKS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 218 2151 0.006 63
California 175 13889 0.001 5
New York 143 13050 0.001 8
Massachusetts 129 6216 0.002 20
Pennsylvania 128 11382 0.001 10
Top States for MONKS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 218 2151 0.006 63
Colorado 121 4466 0.003 28
Tennessee 116 5352 0.002 20
Massachusetts 129 6216 0.002 20
Maine 25 6212 0.002 20

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

Classification and Origin of MONKS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 75 3.09
Mixed Race 41 1.69
Black/African American 27 1.11
Native American/Alaskan 12 0.49
Asian/Pacific 10 0.41
White (Caucasian) 2,265 93.21

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

Meaning of MONKS in historical publications

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

Similar names to MONKS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MONKS.

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 MONKS

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