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The PIGG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,556 6812 0.002 17
United States (1880 census) 1,345 4228 0.003 27
Change since 1880 +3211 -2584 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 23 47418 0.000 1
United Kingdom 477 9160 0.001 10
Top States for PIGG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 731 1231 0.013 128
Texas 447 4812 0.002 21
Missouri 371 2024 0.007 66
Alabama 311 2205 0.007 70
North Carolina 267 3735 0.003 33
Top States for PIGG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 731 1231 0.013 128
Mississippi 220 1847 0.008 77
Alabama 311 2205 0.007 70
Missouri 371 2024 0.007 66
Kentucky 235 2361 0.006 58

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

Classification and Origin of PIGG

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 254 5.58
White (Hispanic) 72 1.58
Mixed Race 41 0.9
Asian/Pacific 23 0.5
Native American/Alaskan 16 0.35
White (Caucasian) 4,150 91.09

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

Meaning of PIGG in historical publications

PIGG. See under Boar and Purcell.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to PIGG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PIGG.

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 PIGG

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