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The DEVITT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,202 12822 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 779 6706 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +1423 -6116 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 394 4025 0.002 24
United Kingdom 651 7312 0.001 14
Top States for DEVITT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 205 9093 0.001 11
California 196 12468 0.001 6
Illinois 171 7448 0.001 14
Pennsylvania 156 9314 0.001 13
Florida 155 11338 0.001 10
Top States for DEVITT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 26 4979 0.003 34
Montana 26 5227 0.003 29
North Dakota 17 6456 0.003 26
Minnesota 84 8812 0.002 17
Illinois 171 7448 0.001 14


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

Classification and Origin of DEVITT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the DEVITT 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 DEVITT 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 DEVITT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 39 1.77
Black/African American 36 1.63
Mixed Race 31 1.41
White (Caucasian) 2,080 94.46
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 DEVITT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of DEVITT in historical publications

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

Similar names to DEVITT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DEVITT.

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 DEVITT

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