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The COBBETT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 325 58397 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 126 26792 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +199 -31605 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 28 40406 0.000 2
United Kingdom 556 8235 0.001 12
Top States for COBBETT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 65 9506 0.001 10
Pennsylvania 45 24478 0.000 4
Florida 29 39764 0.000 2
California 27 60286 0.000 1
Maine 21 5910 0.002 16
Top States for COBBETT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 21 5910 0.002 16
New Hampshire 15 8155 0.001 12
Massachusetts 65 9506 0.001 10
Pennsylvania 45 24478 0.000 4
Minnesota 13 39999 0.000 3

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

Classification and Origin of COBBETT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 292 89.85
Black/African American 24 7.38
White (Hispanic) 5 1.54
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

Meaning of COBBETT in historical publications

COBBETT. A corruption of Corbett or Corbet.

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 COBBETT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COBBETT.

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 COBBETT

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