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The ELLIOTT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 132,457 197 0.049 491
United States (1880 census) 28,476 178 0.057 570
Change since 1880 +103981 -19 -0.008 -79
Other Countries
Australia 10,799 98 0.066 661
United Kingdom 40,485 109 0.088 881
Top States for ELLIOTT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 9,940 295 0.029 293
Texas 9,784 238 0.047 469
Florida 7,373 226 0.046 461
Ohio 6,913 132 0.061 609
North Carolina 6,080 140 0.076 755
Top States for ELLIOTT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 849 82 0.108 1,083
New Hampshire 975 105 0.079 789
Alabama 3,495 172 0.079 786
Kentucky 3,175 142 0.079 786
Tennessee 4,334 170 0.076 762


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

Classification and Origin of ELLIOTT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

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

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 821 0.62
Asian/Pacific 556 0.42
White (Caucasian) 111,092 83.87
Black/African American 16,107 12.16
Mixed Race 1,960 1.48
White (Hispanic) 1,921 1.45

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

Meaning of ELLIOTT in historical publications

ELLIOTT. A name of doubtful orioin. A William Allot came into England with the Conqueror, and the name seems to be connected with Alis and Ellis. But Hals, speaking of the Eliots (Lord St. Germain's family), says: " These gentlemen I take to be of Scots original and so denominated from the local place of Eliot, near Dundee." D. Gilbert's Cornwall, ii. 66. The name, though very widely spread, certainly seems in most instances to have come from N. Britain, where a great clan so called existed.

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 ELLIOTT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELLIOTT.

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 ELLIOTT

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