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The CHEETHAM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 588 36045 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 142 24645 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +446 -11400 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 797 2036 0.005 49
United Kingdom 4,997 1255 0.011 109
Top States for CHEETHAM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 55 27536 0.000 2
Massachusetts 53 9903 0.001 8
New York 45 26863 0.000 2
New Jersey 40 16489 0.000 5
Florida 40 26727 0.000 3
Top States for CHEETHAM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 20 4541 0.002 22
Rhode Island 19 5342 0.002 18
Maine 19 5560 0.001 15
New Hampshire 12 8624 0.001 10
Washington DC 5 6406 0.001 9


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

Classification and Origin of CHEETHAM

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 CHEETHAM 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 CHEETHAM 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 CHEETHAM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 562 95.58
White (Hispanic) 10 1.7
Black/African American 7 1.19
Mixed Race 5 0.85
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of CHEETHAM in historical publications

CHETH.SJM. CHEETHAM. Achapelry in the parish of I\Ianchester, formerly possessed by the family. In America the name is corrupted to Chetum.

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 CHEETHAM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHEETHAM.

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 CHEETHAM

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