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The PENNER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,036 6247 0.002 19
United States (1880 census) 527 9257 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +4509 +3010 +0.001 +8
Other Countries
Australia 15 64611 0.000 1
United Kingdom 48 26210 0.000 1
Top States for PENNER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 840 3530 0.002 25
Kansas 453 576 0.017 169
Texas 309 6242 0.001 15
Oklahoma 281 1674 0.008 81
Washington 230 3189 0.004 39
Top States for PENNER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kansas 453 576 0.017 169
Nebraska 195 926 0.011 114
Oklahoma 281 1674 0.008 81
North Dakota 32 3444 0.005 50
Oregon 151 2868 0.004 44

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

Classification and Origin of PENNER

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 PENNER 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 PENNER 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 PENNER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 84 1.67
Mixed Race 65 1.29
Black/African American 62 1.23
Asian/Pacific 35 0.69
Native American/Alaskan 16 0.32
White (Caucasian) 4,774 94.8

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

Meaning of PENNER in historical publications

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

Similar names to PENNER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PENNER.

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 PENNER

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