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The ABBOTT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 51,620 588 0.019 191
United States (1880 census) 15,461 369 0.031 309
Change since 1880 +36159 -219 -0.012 -118
Other Countries
Australia 4,048 366 0.025 248
United Kingdom 16,929 331 0.037 369
Top States for ABBOTT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 4,009 777 0.012 118
Texas 3,363 747 0.016 161
Florida 3,077 611 0.019 193
New York 2,228 750 0.012 117
Ohio 2,126 577 0.019 187
Top States for ABBOTT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 936 218 0.073 734
New Hampshire 674 200 0.055 545
Delaware 355 305 0.045 453
Vermont 253 308 0.042 416
Alaska 192 343 0.031 306


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

Classification and Origin of ABBOTT

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 ABBOTT 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 ABBOTT 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 ABBOTT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 929 1.8
Mixed Race 754 1.46
Native American/Alaskan 356 0.69
Asian/Pacific 253 0.49
White (Caucasian) 46,974 91
Black/African American 2,354 4.56

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

Meaning of ABBOTT in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of ABBOTT.

Similar names to ABBOTT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ABBOTT.

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 ABBOTT

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