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The ATWOOD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 16,754 1977 0.006 62
United States (1880 census) 6,408 947 0.013 128
Change since 1880 +10346 -1030 -0.007 -66
Other Countries
Australia 80 17339 0.000 5
United Kingdom 171 18004 0.000 4
Top States for ATWOOD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,148 2768 0.003 34
Texas 1,147 2122 0.006 55
Utah 790 326 0.035 354
Illinois 779 1653 0.006 63
Florida 773 2701 0.005 48
Top States for ATWOOD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 231 372 0.038 379
Utah 790 326 0.035 354
Maine 412 619 0.032 323
Idaho 254 656 0.020 196
Wyoming 80 679 0.016 162


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

Classification and Origin of ATWOOD

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 ATWOOD 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 ATWOOD 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 ATWOOD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 613 3.66
White (Hispanic) 280 1.67
Mixed Race 223 1.33
Native American/Alaskan 102 0.61
Asian/Pacific 59 0.35
White (Caucasian) 15,477 92.38

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

Meaning of ATWOOD in historical publications


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 ATWOOD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ATWOOD.

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 ATWOOD

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