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The PEASE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,828 2592 0.005 48
United States (1880 census) 6,044 1013 0.012 121
Change since 1880 +6784 -1579 -0.007 -73
Other Countries
Australia 333 4739 0.002 20
United Kingdom 1,379 4027 0.003 30
Top States for PEASE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,131 2801 0.003 33
Florida 864 2401 0.005 54
Massachusetts 721 1260 0.011 114
Michigan 715 1575 0.007 72
New York 675 2882 0.004 36
Top States for PEASE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 576 406 0.045 452
Vermont 98 1110 0.016 161
New Hampshire 169 1170 0.014 137
Massachusetts 721 1260 0.011 114
Montana 91 1235 0.010 101


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

Classification and Origin of PEASE

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 PEASE 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 PEASE 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 PEASE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 300 2.34
Native American/Alaskan 195 1.52
White (Hispanic) 177 1.38
Mixed Race 174 1.36
Asian/Pacific 60 0.47
White (Caucasian) 11,922 92.94

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

Meaning of PEASE in historical publications

PEASE. Anciently Peaths, a remarkable ravine or dean in Roxburghshire,

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to PEASE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PEASE.

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 PEASE

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