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The PYLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 15,066 2212 0.006 56
United States (1880 census) 3,395 1802 0.007 68
Change since 1880 +11671 -410 -0.001 -12
Other Countries
Australia 404 3910 0.002 25
United Kingdom 1,623 3507 0.004 35
Top States for PYLE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,616 1500 0.008 77
California 1,227 2515 0.004 36
Pennsylvania 1,191 1144 0.010 97
Florida 922 2172 0.006 58
Ohio 764 1754 0.007 67
Top States for PYLE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 295 389 0.038 376
Kansas 333 845 0.012 124
Missouri 662 1025 0.012 118
Oklahoma 404 1144 0.012 117
Indiana 708 1011 0.012 116


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

Classification and Origin of PYLE

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 PYLE 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 PYLE 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 PYLE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 241 1.6
White (Hispanic) 224 1.49
Mixed Race 176 1.17
Native American/Alaskan 96 0.64
Asian/Pacific 56 0.37
White (Caucasian) 14,271 94.72

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

Meaning of PYLE in historical publications

PYLE. The same as Peel. There is a Northumbrian clan of this surname.

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 PYLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PYLE.

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 PYLE

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