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The PALERMO surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,207 3977 0.003 30
United States (1880 census) 11 86737 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +8196 +82760 +0.003 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 418 3766 0.003 26
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for PALERMO by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,555 1128 0.008 82
Pennsylvania 783 1844 0.006 64
Florida 781 2581 0.005 49
Massachusetts 632 1408 0.010 100
New Jersey 582 1516 0.007 69
Top States for PALERMO by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 632 1408 0.010 100
Louisiana 436 1419 0.010 98
New York 1,555 1128 0.008 82
New Hampshire 86 2190 0.007 70
New Jersey 582 1516 0.007 69


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

Classification and Origin of PALERMO

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Italy

Language of origin: Italian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 505 6.15
Asian/Pacific 97 1.18
Mixed Race 71 0.87
Black/African American 15 0.18
White (Caucasian) 7,513 91.54
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.07

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

Meaning of PALERMO in historical publications

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

Similar names to PALERMO

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PALERMO.

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 PALERMO

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