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The PFENNING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 758 29390 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 66 42480 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +692 +13090 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 3 199802 0.000 0
United Kingdom 2 35307 0.000 0
Top States for PFENNING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oregon 69 5962 0.002 20
North Dakota 64 1346 0.010 100
Ohio 60 19787 0.001 5
Colorado 46 11012 0.001 11
Vermont 45 2211 0.007 74
Top States for PFENNING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 64 1346 0.010 100
Vermont 45 2211 0.007 74
Oregon 69 5962 0.002 20
Nebraska 34 7669 0.002 20
Wyoming 7 10643 0.001 14


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

Classification and Origin of PFENNING

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

Ethnic distribution of PFENNING in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 730 96.31
White (Hispanic) 17 2.24
Mixed Race 8 1.06
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

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

Meaning of PFENNING in historical publications

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

Similar names to PFENNING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PFENNING.

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 PFENNING

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