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The PENNING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,711 15676 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 233 17232 0.000 5
Change since 1880 +1478 +1556 +0.001 +1
Other Countries
Australia 131 11249 0.001 8
United Kingdom 226 15270 0.000 5
Top States for PENNING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 256 1666 0.009 87
Michigan 212 6841 0.002 21
California 160 17547 0.000 5
Minnesota 141 6126 0.003 29
Illinois 105 14860 0.001 8
Top States for PENNING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 73 1760 0.010 97
Iowa 256 1666 0.009 87
Minnesota 141 6126 0.003 29
Wyoming 14 6358 0.003 28
Michigan 212 6841 0.002 21

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

Classification and Origin of PENNING

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 25 1.46
Mixed Race 23 1.34
Black/African American 12 0.7
Asian/Pacific 11 0.64
White (Caucasian) 1,640 95.85
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of PENNING in historical publications

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

Similar names to PENNING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PENNING.

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 PENNING

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