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The PARMER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,680 6657 0.002 17
United States (1880 census) 3,037 2011 0.006 61
Change since 1880 +1643 -4646 -0.004 -44
Other Countries
Australia 3 200427 0.000 0
United Kingdom 83 24714 0.000 2
Top States for PARMER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 632 1358 0.014 142
Texas 553 4548 0.003 27
Georgia 450 2531 0.005 55
Pennsylvania 357 5062 0.003 29
Florida 357 6500 0.002 22
Top States for PARMER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 632 1358 0.014 142
Georgia 450 2531 0.005 55
Iowa 115 4438 0.004 39
Idaho 48 4611 0.004 37
North Dakota 22 6257 0.003 34


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

Classification and Origin of PARMER

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: India

Language of origin: Hindi

Religious origin: Hindu

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 503 10.75
Asian/Pacific 82 1.75
White (Hispanic) 66 1.41
Mixed Race 63 1.35
Native American/Alaskan 23 0.49
White (Caucasian) 3,943 84.25

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

Meaning of PARMER in historical publications

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

Similar names to PARMER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PARMER.

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 PARMER

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