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The PENNA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,366 12096 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 61 44382 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +2305 +32286 +0.001 +8
Other Countries
Australia 366 4327 0.002 22
United Kingdom 240 14727 0.001 5
Top States for PENNA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 444 4054 0.002 23
New Jersey 266 3375 0.003 32
Florida 230 7772 0.001 14
California 196 12045 0.001 6
Massachusetts 166 4716 0.003 26
Top States for PENNA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Connecticut 124 3417 0.004 36
Delaware 25 5190 0.003 32
New Jersey 266 3375 0.003 32
Massachusetts 166 4716 0.003 26
New York 444 4054 0.002 23

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

Classification and Origin of PENNA

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: Anglo-Saxon

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 248 10.48
Mixed Race 51 2.16
Asian/Pacific 35 1.48
Black/African American 28 1.18
Native American/Alaskan 7 0.3
White (Caucasian) 1,997 84.4

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

Meaning of PENNA in historical publications

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

Similar names to PENNA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PENNA.

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 PENNA

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