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The ASKEW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,095 2530 0.005 48
United States (1880 census) 2,693 2259 0.005 54
Change since 1880 +10402 -271 0 -6
Other Countries
Australia 647 2508 0.004 40
United Kingdom 4,622 1357 0.010 101
Top States for ASKEW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 1,470 777 0.018 180
North Carolina 1,227 1052 0.015 152
Texas 1,117 2280 0.005 54
Virginia 832 1194 0.012 118
Alabama 744 1080 0.017 167
Top States for ASKEW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 1,470 777 0.018 180
Alabama 744 1080 0.017 167
North Carolina 1,227 1052 0.015 152
Tennessee 687 1386 0.012 121
Virginia 832 1194 0.012 118

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

Classification and Origin of ASKEW

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 ASKEW 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 ASKEW 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 ASKEW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 195 1.49
White (Hispanic) 153 1.17
Native American/Alaskan 42 0.32
Asian/Pacific 34 0.26
Black/African American 6,328 48.32
White (Caucasian) 6,343 48.44

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

Meaning of ASKEW in historical publications

(origin: Sax. Local) Acksheugh, hilly lands covered with oaks. Aschau, local, a town on the bend of a river in Sleswick, Denmark. Askew, crooked, from the Danish.

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


Similar names to ASKEW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ASKEW.

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 ASKEW

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