American Surname Summary Data for EDWARDS

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 317,070 53 0.118 1,175
United States (1880 census) 65,460 52 0.131 1,309
Change since 1880 +251610 -1 -0.013 -134
Other Countries
Australia 24,363 25 0.149 1,490
United Kingdom 111,386 18 0.243 2,425

Top States for EDWARDS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 24,551 76 0.118 1,177
North Carolina 22,053 17 0.274 2,740
California 21,725 108 0.064 641
Florida 20,684 54 0.129 1,294
Georgia 14,930 39 0.182 1,824
Top States for EDWARDS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 22,053 17 0.274 2,740
Mississippi 6,442 38 0.226 2,265
Alabama 9,679 42 0.218 2,176
South Carolina 8,616 43 0.215 2,148
Virginia 13,126 33 0.185 1,854

  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EDWARDS.

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.

The most likely matches are shown first.


Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

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