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The DEWITT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 25,448 1268 0.009 94
United States (1880 census) 4,992 1230 0.010 100
Change since 1880 +20456 -38 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 23 46411 0.000 1
United Kingdom 154 19147 0.000 3
Top States for DEWITT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,974 1666 0.006 58
Michigan 1,835 529 0.018 185
Florida 1,530 1363 0.010 96
Ohio 1,405 930 0.012 124
Texas 1,295 1882 0.006 62
Top States for DEWITT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 352 727 0.028 276
Wyoming 110 467 0.022 223
West Virginia 364 762 0.020 201
Indiana 1,210 564 0.020 199
South Carolina 765 852 0.019 191

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of DEWITT

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: India

Language of origin: Hindi

Religious origin: Hindu

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 400 1.57
Mixed Race 369 1.45
Native American/Alaskan 178 0.7
Asian/Pacific 120 0.47
White (Caucasian) 22,651 89.01
Black/African American 1,728 6.79

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

Meaning of DEWITT in historical publications

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

Similar names to DEWITT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DEWITT.

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 DEWITT

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