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The PATEL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 145,066 172 0.054 538
United States (1880 census) 11 86721 0 0
Change since 1880 +145055 +86549 +N/A +N/A
Other Countries
Australia 609 2656 0.004 37
United Kingdom 82,612 41 0.18 1,799
Top States for PATEL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Jersey 26,091 4 0.310 3,101
Illinois 16,766 29 0.135 1,350
California 15,636 143 0.046 462
Texas 10,282 208 0.049 493
Florida 9,871 134 0.062 618
Top States for PATEL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Jersey 26,091 4 0.310 3,101
Delaware 1,097 51 0.140 1,400
Illinois 16,766 29 0.135 1,350
Georgia 8,898 68 0.109 1,087
Connecticut 2,436 67 0.072 715


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

Classification and Origin of PATEL

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 PATEL 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 PATEL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 827 0.57
Native American/Alaskan 595 0.41
Black/African American 377 0.26
Asian/Pacific 132,547 91.37
Mixed Race 8,472 5.84
White (Caucasian) 2,249 1.55

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

Meaning of PATEL in historical publications

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

Similar names to PATEL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PATEL.

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 PATEL

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