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The HARTWELL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,621 4870 0.002 24
United States (1880 census) 2,708 2248 0.005 54
Change since 1880 +3913 -2622 -0.003 -30
Other Countries
Australia 299 5230 0.002 18
United Kingdom 1,651 3458 0.004 36
Top States for HARTWELL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 561 5081 0.002 17
Florida 443 4572 0.003 28
New York 389 4943 0.002 20
Texas 388 5274 0.002 19
Massachusetts 385 2304 0.006 61
Top States for HARTWELL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 155 1261 0.013 125
Vermont 66 1662 0.011 108
West Virginia 182 1429 0.010 101
Maine 89 2427 0.007 70
Massachusetts 385 2304 0.006 61


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

Classification and Origin of HARTWELL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 128 1.93
Mixed Race 100 1.51
Asian/Pacific 26 0.39
Native American/Alaskan 23 0.35
White (Caucasian) 5,253 79.34
Black/African American 1,091 16.48

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

Meaning of HARTWELL in historical publications

(origin: Local) From a village in Buckingham, England, noted for being some years the residence of Louis XVIII. The well or spring frequented by deer.

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

Similar names to HARTWELL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARTWELL.

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 HARTWELL

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