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The DREW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 22,555 1451 0.008 84
United States (1880 census) 8,015 751 0.016 160
Change since 1880 +14540 -700 -0.008 -76
Other Countries
Australia 3,104 496 0.019 190
United Kingdom 9,651 624 0.021 210
Top States for DREW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,878 1737 0.006 55
Florida 1,461 1408 0.009 91
New York 1,414 1278 0.007 75
Massachusetts 1,106 775 0.017 174
Texas 1,070 2218 0.005 51
Top States for DREW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 608 235 0.049 492
Maine 517 450 0.041 406
Vermont 118 870 0.019 194
Massachusetts 1,106 775 0.017 174
Rhode Island 177 835 0.017 169


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

Classification and Origin of DREW

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 406 1.8
White (Hispanic) 399 1.77
Asian/Pacific 142 0.63
Native American/Alaskan 133 0.59
White (Caucasian) 17,575 77.92
Black/African American 3,902 17.3

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

Meaning of DREW in historical publications

DREW. DRE WE. l . Drogo, an early Norman personal name, w; so anglicised.

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 DREW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DREW.

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 DREW

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