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The BREW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,088 13382 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 461 10319 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +1627 -3063 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 519 3100 0.003 32
United Kingdom 927 5596 0.002 20
Top States for BREW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 260 8372 0.001 14
California 158 17203 0.000 5
Florida 130 15103 0.001 8
Michigan 109 13004 0.001 11
Pennsylvania 104 15767 0.001 8
Top States for BREW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 74 1398 0.012 115
Washington DC 25 2630 0.004 44
Alaska 12 9464 0.002 19
Colorado 82 7572 0.002 19
Montana 17 9422 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of BREW

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 BREW 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 BREW 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 BREW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 446 21.36
Mixed Race 41 1.96
White (Hispanic) 30 1.44
Asian/Pacific 15 0.72
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.43
White (Caucasian) 1,547 74.09

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

Meaning of BREW in historical publications

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

Similar names to BREW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BREW.

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 BREW

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