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The NELMES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 171 98298 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 36 58585 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +135 -39713 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 136 10782 0.001 8
United Kingdom 1,055 5038 0.002 23
Top States for NELMES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 29 41515 0.000 2
California 18 98271 0.000 1
Florida 16 73816 0.000 1
New York 15 92474 0.000 1
Illinois 14 72841 0.000 1
Top States for NELMES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oregon 9 36248 0.000 3
South Carolina 10 22786 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 29 41515 0.000 2
Maine 3 32520 0.000 2
Montana 2 42842 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of NELMES

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 NELMES 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 NELMES 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 NELMES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 153 89.47
Black/African American 8 4.68
White (Hispanic) 5 2.92
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

Meaning of NELMES in historical publications

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

Similar names to NELMES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NELMES.

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 NELMES

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