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The BARNETT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 92,287 300 0.034 342
United States (1880 census) 18,889 281 0.038 378
Change since 1880 +73398 -19 -0.004 -36
Other Countries
Australia 4,532 323 0.028 277
United Kingdom 20,148 273 0.044 439
Top States for BARNETT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 8,552 282 0.041 410
California 6,904 457 0.020 204
Ohio 5,291 207 0.047 466
Florida 4,530 402 0.028 283
Alabama 4,234 137 0.095 952
Top States for BARNETT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 4,234 137 0.095 952
Kentucky 3,838 111 0.095 950
Mississippi 2,319 161 0.082 815
Oklahoma 2,800 125 0.081 811
Arkansas 2,123 139 0.079 794


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

Classification and Origin of BARNETT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

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

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 794 0.86
Asian/Pacific 332 0.36
White (Caucasian) 72,676 78.75
Black/African American 15,347 16.63
Mixed Race 1,643 1.78
White (Hispanic) 1,504 1.63

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

Meaning of BARNETT in historical publications

BARNETT. A town in Hertfordshire, and parishes in that co. and in iliddlesex and Lincoln. In many instances the name Barnard is so corrupted. It is — why I know not — a common name among the Jews.

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 BARNETT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BARNETT.

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 BARNETT

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