SMITH

American Surname Summary Data for SMITH

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,376,206 1 0.881 8,808
United States (1880 census) 635,242 1 1.270 12,705
Change since 1880 +1740964 0 -0.389 -3897
Other Countries
Australia 114,997 1 0.703 7,035
United Kingdom 514,897 1 1.121 11,211

Top States for SMITH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 166,697 1 0.799 7,994
California 153,324 4 0.453 4,527
Florida 143,461 1 0.898 8,976
Ohio 115,450 1 1.017 10,169
Georgia 105,389 1 1.287 12,874
Top States for SMITH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 49,274 1 1.732 17,322
Alabama 72,689 1 1.635 16,345
South Carolina 58,829 1 1.466 14,663
Tennessee 79,623 1 1.400 13,995
Arkansas 36,062 1 1.349 13,489

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SMITH.

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.

SMYTH
SMYTHE
SIXSMITH
SMITH
SMIT
SANT
SAMMUT
SNEAD
SAND
SINNETT
SINNOTT
SAINT
SMTIH
SANDOW
SNEATH
SENNETT
SNEED
SANDY
SMITHE
SANTI
SIMONETTA
SANTO
SMIDT
SANTOYO
SMITHEE
SMITHJ
SMITS
SCHMID
SCHMIDT
SCHMIT
SCHMITT
SMITZ
SCHWANDT
SMIHT
SCHWEND
SMITHEY
SNITH
SCHOENHUT
SCINTO
SIMONETTI
SAKUMOTO
SCHMIED
SCHMIOT
WMITH
SAMIT
SAMMET
SANDI
SANDO
SANDT
SANDOE

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

SMTIH SIMTH MSITH SMIT SMITA SMITHA SMITHE SMITHI SMITHO