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The RENNIE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,728 8185 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 410 11270 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +3318 +3085 0 +6
Other Countries
Australia 1,201 1377 0.007 73
United Kingdom 7,155 873 0.016 156
Top States for RENNIE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 377 6979 0.001 11
Florida 291 6453 0.002 18
New York 283 6568 0.001 15
Massachusetts 268 3086 0.004 42
Michigan 231 5013 0.002 23
Top States for RENNIE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 82 2251 0.007 66
Massachusetts 268 3086 0.004 42
Montana 29 4668 0.003 32
Maine 39 4378 0.003 31
Washington 174 4099 0.003 30


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

Classification and Origin of RENNIE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 262 7.03
White (Hispanic) 71 1.9
Mixed Race 67 1.8
Native American/Alaskan 23 0.62
Asian/Pacific 16 0.43
White (Caucasian) 3,289 88.22

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

Meaning of RENNIE in historical publications

RENNIE. RENNY. See Reynolds.

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 RENNIE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as RENNIE.

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 RENNIE

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