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The PING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,001 9922 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 390 11740 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +2611 +1818 0 +3
Other Countries
Australia 86 16207 0.001 5
United Kingdom 155 19078 0.000 3
Top States for PING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 451 1962 0.007 74
Kentucky 372 1743 0.009 92
California 298 10073 0.001 9
Illinois 231 6469 0.002 19
New York 187 11673 0.001 10
Top States for PING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 372 1743 0.009 92
Indiana 451 1962 0.007 74
Alaska 19 6114 0.003 30
Montana 21 7937 0.002 23
Iowa 61 8563 0.002 21


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

Classification and Origin of PING

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: China

Language of origin: Chinese

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the PING 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.

Ethnic distribution of PING in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 588 19.59
White (Hispanic) 232 7.73
Mixed Race 72 2.4
Black/African American 42 1.4
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.37
White (Caucasian) 2,056 68.51

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

Meaning of PING in historical publications

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

Similar names to PING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PING.

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 PING

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