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The DUFFUS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 621 34503 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 63 43533 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +558 +9030 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 144 10274 0.001 9
United Kingdom 696 6955 0.002 15
Top States for DUFFUS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 123 15026 0.001 6
Florida 80 20364 0.001 5
California 45 45341 0.000 1
Connecticut 41 11025 0.001 12
Washington 36 18629 0.001 6
Top States for DUFFUS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Connecticut 41 11025 0.001 12
Washington DC 5 11357 0.001 9
Alaska 5 20975 0.001 8
New York 123 15026 0.001 6
Delaware 5 24400 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of DUFFUS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 347 55.88
Black/African American 234 37.68
White (Hispanic) 22 3.54
Mixed Race 17 2.74
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 DUFFUS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of DUFFUS in historical publications

DUFFUS. A parish on the coast of jMorayshire, Scotland. The name may, hoAvever, be a corruption of Dovehouse, like Bacchus from Backhouse, or Maithus from Malthouse. In support of the latter derivation, avc may cite the de Duffus, del Dulfus, Duflius, Columbiers, and de Columbariis of the H.R. Residence near one of the great monastic or manorial pigeonhoiises of the middle ages would readily confer such a surname.

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 DUFFUS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DUFFUS.

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 DUFFUS

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