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The PEER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,763 8118 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 984 5527 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +2779 -2591 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 47 26938 0 3
United Kingdom 240 14729 0.001 5
Top States for PEER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 325 6264 0.002 17
New Jersey 265 3840 0.003 31
California 259 10517 0.001 8
Florida 258 7832 0.002 16
Michigan 222 5744 0.002 22
Top States for PEER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 39 2758 0.006 64
West Virginia 100 2446 0.006 55
Idaho 46 4239 0.004 36
New Jersey 265 3840 0.003 31
Wisconsin 168 5063 0.003 31


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

Classification and Origin of PEER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 112 2.98
White (Hispanic) 90 2.39
Asian/Pacific 62 1.65
Mixed Race 48 1.28
Native American/Alaskan 16 0.43
White (Caucasian) 3,435 91.28

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

Meaning of PEER in historical publications

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

Similar names to PEER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PEER.

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 PEER

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