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The ABBOT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 873 26306 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 2,247 2692 0.004 45
Change since 1880 -1374 -23614 -0.004 -42
Other Countries
Australia 146 10131 0.001 9
United Kingdom 384 10755 0.001 8
Top States for ABBOT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 66 32901 0.000 2
Massachusetts 54 13887 0.001 9
Florida 52 29682 0.000 3
New York 52 33753 0.000 3
Virginia 48 12507 0.001 7
Top States for ABBOT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 12 6994 0.002 20
New Hampshire 16 9052 0.001 13
Montana 9 14311 0.001 10
Connecticut 33 13589 0.001 10
Massachusetts 54 13887 0.001 9


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

Classification and Origin of ABBOT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Status Name

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 749 85.8
Black/African American 90 10.31
White (Hispanic) 12 1.37
Mixed Race 9 1.03
Asian/Pacific 8 0.92
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.57

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

Meaning of ABBOT in historical publications

So named from his office in the church; the chief ruler of an abbey--derived from the Syriac Abba, signifying father.

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

ABBOT. See Ecclesiastical Surnames. A solriquet most likely applied to such

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 ABBOT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ABBOT.

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 ABBOT

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