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The PALMETER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 255 71372 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 174 21352 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +81 -50020 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for PALMETER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 43 40166 0.000 2
Florida 34 42542 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 31 41566 0.000 3
Indiana 18 29028 0.000 3
Maine 18 7930 0.001 14
Top States for PALMETER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 18 7930 0.001 14
Washington DC 4 12701 0.001 7
Indiana 18 29028 0.000 3
Delaware 2 46193 0.000 3
Pennsylvania 31 41566 0.000 3


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

Classification and Origin of PALMETER

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

Ethnic distribution of PALMETER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 249 97.65
Asian/Pacific None reported 0
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of PALMETER in historical publications

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

Similar names to PALMETER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PALMETER.

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 PALMETER

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