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The PEELE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,329 7116 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 384 11871 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +3945 +4755 +0.001 +8
Other Countries
Australia 31 37347 0.000 2
United Kingdom 44 26492 0.000 1
Top States for PEELE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 2,002 620 0.025 249
Virginia 406 2381 0.006 57
South Carolina 295 2247 0.007 74
Florida 213 9388 0.001 13
New York 162 12560 0.001 9
Top States for PEELE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 2,002 620 0.025 249
Alaska 47 1957 0.007 75
South Carolina 295 2247 0.007 74
Washington DC 33 1955 0.006 58
Virginia 406 2381 0.006 57

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of PEELE

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 PEELE 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 PEELE 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 PEELE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 75 1.73
Mixed Race 65 1.5
Native American/Alaskan 51 1.18
Asian/Pacific 9 0.21
White (Caucasian) 2,764 63.85
Black/African American 1,365 31.53

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

Meaning of PEELE in historical publications

(origin: Local) A tower, a castle, a spire, a steeple, as Carnepele, the spire rock. Pele, Fr., a bald-pated man.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


Similar names to PEELE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PEELE.

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 PEELE

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