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The PALEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,557 16871 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 475 10082 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +1082 -6789 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 5 153719 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for PALEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 211 10240 0.001 11
Michigan 116 12222 0.001 12
Minnesota 96 9024 0.002 20
Florida 88 20992 0.001 6
Illinois 78 19059 0.001 6
Top States for PALEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 10 7994 0.002 20
Minnesota 96 9024 0.002 20
Iowa 57 8984 0.002 19
Delaware 12 12620 0.002 15
Connecticut 48 10857 0.001 14


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

Classification and Origin of PALEN

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the PALEN surname.

Ethnic distribution of PALEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 73 4.69
Mixed Race 12 0.77
Asian/Pacific 10 0.64
Native American/Alaskan 10 0.64
Black/African American 7 0.45
White (Caucasian) 1,445 92.81

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

PALEN is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of PALEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to PALEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PALEN.

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 PALEN

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