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The ELDRIDGE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 24,510 1322 0.009 91
United States (1880 census) 6,829 884 0.014 137
Change since 1880 +17681 -438 -0.005 -46
Other Countries
Australia 1,967 825 0.012 120
United Kingdom 4,101 1528 0.009 89
Top States for ELDRIDGE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,549 2100 0.005 46
Texas 1,510 1661 0.007 72
Kentucky 1,436 423 0.036 355
Ohio 1,396 958 0.012 123
Florida 1,343 1552 0.008 84
Top States for ELDRIDGE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 451 389 0.036 365
Kentucky 1,436 423 0.036 355
Maine 311 842 0.024 244
Tennessee 1,270 718 0.022 223
Indiana 1,183 583 0.019 195


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

Classification and Origin of ELDRIDGE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 328 1.34
White (Hispanic) 284 1.16
Native American/Alaskan 228 0.93
Asian/Pacific 100 0.41
White (Caucasian) 20,493 83.61
Black/African American 3,078 12.56

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

Meaning of ELDRIDGE in historical publications

ELDRIDGE. Perhaps local. Eldndge, clriche, or elrltch, is, however, a medieval Avord signifying "wild, hideous, ghastly, lonesome, uninhabited except by spectres." Gloss, to Percy's Reliques, edit. 1839. In the ballad of Sir Cauline is a description of an " eldridge knight." The fair Christabelle sends her lover on a perilous errand, but forewarns him —

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 ELDRIDGE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELDRIDGE.

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 ELDRIDGE

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