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The GARRATT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 573 36761 0 2
United States (1880 census) 393 11668 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +180 -25093 +N/A -6
Other Countries
Australia 472 3384 0.003 29
United Kingdom 3,836 1627 0.008 84
Top States for GARRATT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 130 17887 0.000 4
Florida 45 33020 0.000 3
Texas 40 30562 0.000 2
Michigan 35 33428 0.000 4
Washington 34 19856 0.001 6
Top States for GARRATT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Colorado 29 17130 0.001 7
Idaho 8 18868 0.001 6
Washington 34 19856 0.001 6
New Mexico 9 14907 0.000 5
Oregon 16 24198 0.000 5


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

Classification and Origin of GARRATT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 522 91.1
Black/African American 20 3.49
White (Hispanic) 17 2.97
Mixed Race 12 2.09
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 GARRATT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GARRATT in historical publications

GARRETT. GARRATT. It has been decided legally (!) that Garrett and Gerald are but one name. Jacob, Law Diet., title Mixnomer. But Garrett is a hamlet iu Surrey, famous for its mock-mayor.

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 GARRATT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GARRATT.

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 GARRATT

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