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The DEMERITT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 761 29296 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 277 15161 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +484 -14135 -0.001 -3
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for DEMERITT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 78 2288 0.006 63
Florida 71 21725 0.000 4
Michigan 65 18000 0.001 7
Massachusetts 54 13169 0.001 9
New York 35 46430 0.000 2
Top States for DEMERITT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 78 2288 0.006 63
Vermont 33 2871 0.005 54
Maine 33 4861 0.003 26
Alaska 10 9570 0.002 16
Massachusetts 54 13169 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 DEMERITT live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called DEMERITT represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called DEMERITT in New Hampshire than any other state, but you are more likely to find a DEMERITT by picking someone at random in New Hampshire than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of DEMERITT

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the DEMERITT surname.

Ethnic distribution of DEMERITT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 678 89.09
Black/African American 52 6.83
White (Hispanic) 20 2.63
Mixed Race 7 0.92
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 DEMERITT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

DEMERITT is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of DEMERITT in historical publications

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

Similar names to DEMERITT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DEMERITT.

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 DEMERITT

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