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The SYMES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,169 20960 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 279 15080 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +890 -5880 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 1,042 1583 0.006 64
United Kingdom 2,601 2375 0.006 57
Top States for SYMES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 107 17062 0.001 6
Massachusetts 96 8186 0.002 15
California 82 26717 0.000 2
Florida 78 20791 0.000 5
Utah 70 3759 0.003 31
Top States for SYMES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 37 3357 0.005 49
Utah 70 3759 0.003 31
Oklahoma 53 7402 0.002 15
Massachusetts 96 8186 0.002 15
Wyoming 7 10966 0.001 14

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

Classification and Origin of SYMES

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 102 8.73
Mixed Race 21 1.8
White (Hispanic) 13 1.11
White (Caucasian) 1,025 87.68
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of SYMES in historical publications

SYMES. See Simon.

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


Supposed to be a variation of Sims, from Simon or Simeon.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


Similar names to SYMES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SYMES.

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 SYMES

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