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The DAVIDS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,396 11958 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 670 7630 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +1726 -4328 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 235 6513 0.001 14
United Kingdom 261 13936 0.001 6
Top States for DAVIDS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 210 9302 0.001 13
California 194 13411 0.001 6
New York 193 10406 0.001 10
Wisconsin 149 5768 0.003 28
Michigan 136 9630 0.001 14
Top States for DAVIDS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 55 3538 0.004 43
Wisconsin 149 5768 0.003 28
Iowa 81 5718 0.003 28
Minnesota 131 5810 0.003 27
South Dakota 17 8044 0.002 23


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

Classification and Origin of DAVIDS

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Netherlands

Language of origin: Dutch

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the DAVIDS 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.

Ethnic distribution of DAVIDS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 308 12.85
Native American/Alaskan 96 4.01
White (Hispanic) 75 3.13
Mixed Race 61 2.55
Asian/Pacific 17 0.71
White (Caucasian) 1,839 76.75

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

Meaning of DAVIDS in historical publications

(origin: Heb.) Beloved, dear; the s added, being a contraction of son.

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


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 DAVIDS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DAVIDS.

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 DAVIDS

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