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The POHL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,406 5027 0.002 24
United States (1880 census) 867 6138 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +5539 +1111 0 +7
Other Countries
Australia 210 7229 0.001 13
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for POHL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 677 1565 0.007 68
California 525 5175 0.002 15
Ohio 376 3571 0.003 33
Illinois 370 3336 0.003 30
Minnesota 340 1638 0.007 69
Top States for POHL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Mexico 266 630 0.015 146
Nebraska 135 1428 0.008 79
Minnesota 340 1638 0.007 69
Michigan 677 1565 0.007 68
Wisconsin 270 2541 0.005 50


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

Classification and Origin of POHL

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 385 6.01
Mixed Race 79 1.23
Asian/Pacific 47 0.73
Native American/Alaskan 23 0.36
Black/African American 21 0.33
White (Caucasian) 5,851 91.34

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

Meaning of POHL in historical publications

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

Similar names to POHL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as POHL.

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 POHL

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