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The GREW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 573 36761 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 239 16898 0.000 5
Change since 1880 +334 -19863 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 108 13373 0.001 7
United Kingdom 705 6881 0.002 15
Top States for GREW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 111 11666 0.001 11
Massachusetts 104 7963 0.002 16
Florida 41 37938 0.000 3
New York 39 45353 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 29 47225 0.000 2
Top States for GREW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 104 7963 0.002 16
Vermont 8 9829 0.001 13
Alaska 8 12627 0.001 13
Michigan 111 11666 0.001 11
Maine 13 10494 0.001 10

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of GREW

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 GREW 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 GREW 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 GREW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 557 97.21
Black/African American 8 1.4
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of GREW in historical publications

GREW. 1. A greyhound. North. (Old leople in Sussex say (jreirhovtid.) 2. An old Scotticism for grove is grcue. Jamieson.

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 GREW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GREW.

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 GREW

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