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The DEWIT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 801 28142 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 509 9511 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +292 -18631 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 47 26551 0.000 3
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for DEWIT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 133 16092 0.000 4
Iowa 92 4070 0.003 31
Michigan 88 12584 0.001 9
Texas 41 27661 0.000 2
Florida 37 36015 0.000 2
Top States for DEWIT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 31 3654 0.004 41
Iowa 92 4070 0.003 31
Montana 19 6448 0.002 21
Idaho 18 8426 0.001 14
Michigan 88 12584 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 DEWIT live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called DEWIT represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called DEWIT in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a DEWIT by picking someone at random in South Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of DEWIT

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

Ethnic distribution of DEWIT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 770 96.13
White (Hispanic) 14 1.75
Asian/Pacific 8 1
Mixed Race 6 0.75
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of DEWIT in historical publications

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

Similar names to DEWIT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DEWIT.

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 DEWIT

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