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The EWING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 32,925 969 0.012 122
United States (1880 census) 10,644 556 0.021 213
Change since 1880 +22281 -413 -0.009 -91
Other Countries
Australia 671 2407 0.004 41
United Kingdom 3,290 1897 0.007 72
Top States for EWING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,811 1183 0.008 83
Texas 2,584 1018 0.012 124
Ohio 2,118 597 0.019 187
Pennsylvania 1,651 808 0.013 134
Florida 1,539 1372 0.010 96
Top States for EWING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Missouri 1,223 529 0.022 219
Mississippi 619 731 0.022 218
Iowa 595 500 0.020 203
Indiana 1,203 577 0.020 198
Kansas 509 524 0.019 189


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

Classification and Origin of EWING

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 540 1.64
Mixed Race 517 1.57
Asian/Pacific 184 0.56
Native American/Alaskan 142 0.43
White (Caucasian) 25,905 78.68
Black/African American 5,633 17.11

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

Meaning of EWING in historical publications

EWING. Euing, probably a Saxon, occurs in Domesday.

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 EWING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EWING.

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 EWING

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