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The CHADWICK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 15,913 2093 0.006 59
United States (1880 census) 4,795 1302 0.010 96
Change since 1880 +11118 -791 -0.004 -37
Other Countries
Australia 1,615 1011 0.010 99
United Kingdom 12,872 460 0.028 280
Top States for CHADWICK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,317 2425 0.004 39
Texas 1,050 2277 0.005 50
Georgia 934 1152 0.011 114
Florida 899 2298 0.006 56
North Carolina 808 1540 0.010 100
Top States for CHADWICK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 266 966 0.021 209
Utah 461 626 0.021 206
New Hampshire 211 912 0.017 171
Vermont 97 1117 0.016 159
Rhode Island 124 1271 0.012 118


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

Classification and Origin of CHADWICK

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 CHADWICK 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 CHADWICK 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 CHADWICK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 858 5.39
White (Hispanic) 274 1.72
Mixed Race 224 1.41
Native American/Alaskan 83 0.52
Asian/Pacific 68 0.43
White (Caucasian) 14,408 90.54

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

Meaning of CHADWICK in historical publications

(origin: Local) The cottage by the harbor, or sheltered place; from the Saxon Cyte and wick; Cyte signifies a cottage, and wick, a harbor, a sheltered place. It may be so called from the shad fisheries.

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

CHADWICK. Chadwyke, a hamlet in the parish of Rochdale, the property of the family in the XIV. cent.

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 CHADWICK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHADWICK.

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 CHADWICK

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