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The ATTAWAY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,363 8938 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 446 10588 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +2917 +1650 0 +3
Other Countries
Australia 4 174422 0.000 0
United Kingdom 117 22412 0.000 3
Top States for ATTAWAY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 875 2688 0.004 42
Georgia 465 2227 0.006 57
South Carolina 268 2344 0.007 67
Florida 241 8121 0.002 15
California 194 13201 0.001 6
Top States for ATTAWAY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 268 2344 0.007 67
Georgia 465 2227 0.006 57
Texas 875 2688 0.004 42
Louisiana 177 3286 0.004 40
Alabama 165 3546 0.004 37

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

Classification and Origin of ATTAWAY

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 ATTAWAY 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 ATTAWAY 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 ATTAWAY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 510 15.17
White (Hispanic) 72 2.14
Mixed Race 47 1.4
Native American/Alaskan 22 0.65
Asian/Pacific 18 0.54
White (Caucasian) 2,694 80.11

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

Meaning of ATTAWAY in historical publications

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

Similar names to ATTAWAY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ATTAWAY.

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 ATTAWAY

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