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The PENCE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 11,952 2769 0.004 44
United States (1880 census) 3,676 1669 0.007 74
Change since 1880 +8276 -1100 -0.003 -30
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 1 35764 0.000 0
Top States for PENCE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 1,490 867 0.013 131
Indiana 890 801 0.015 146
California 886 3423 0.003 26
Illinois 703 1837 0.006 57
Texas 684 3348 0.003 33
Top States for PENCE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 606 973 0.015 150
Indiana 890 801 0.015 146
Ohio 1,490 867 0.013 131
Idaho 138 1259 0.011 107
West Virginia 187 1404 0.010 103


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

Classification and Origin of PENCE

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the PENCE surname.

Ethnic distribution of PENCE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 157 1.31
Mixed Race 136 1.14
Black/African American 82 0.69
Native American/Alaskan 59 0.49
Asian/Pacific 47 0.39
White (Caucasian) 11,473 95.99

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

PENCE is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of PENCE in historical publications

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

Similar names to PENCE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PENCE.

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 PENCE

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