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The PALIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,021 23283 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 238 16951 0.000 5
Change since 1880 +783 -6332 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 159 9349 0.001 10
United Kingdom 1,711 3360 0.004 37
Top States for PALIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 99 16300 0.001 6
Montana 87 1200 0.010 96
Washington 67 10221 0.001 11
California 65 31781 0.000 2
New York 62 27516 0.000 3
Top States for PALIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 87 1200 0.010 96
Vermont 43 2311 0.007 71
Rhode Island 51 2968 0.005 49
Connecticut 47 9346 0.001 14
Oregon 47 8628 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 PALIN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called PALIN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called PALIN in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a PALIN by picking someone at random in Montana than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of PALIN

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 PALIN 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 PALIN 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 PALIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 827 81
Black/African American 119 11.66
White (Hispanic) 42 4.11
Mixed Race 15 1.47
Native American/Alaskan 12 1.18
Asian/Pacific 6 0.59

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

Meaning of PALIN in historical publications

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

Similar names to PALIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PALIN.

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 PALIN

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