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The HEWITT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 28,857 1114 0.011 107
United States (1880 census) 6,599 921 0.013 132
Change since 1880 +22258 -193 -0.002 -25
Other Countries
Australia 3,301 457 0.020 202
United Kingdom 22,248 244 0.048 484
Top States for HEWITT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,188 1508 0.006 65
New York 2,000 865 0.011 105
Florida 1,895 1086 0.012 119
Texas 1,721 1443 0.008 83
Michigan 1,452 707 0.015 146
Top States for HEWITT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 169 561 0.028 278
South Carolina 830 783 0.021 207
Maine 238 1076 0.019 187
Montana 168 583 0.019 186
Oregon 526 737 0.015 154


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

Classification and Origin of HEWITT

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 HEWITT 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 HEWITT 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 HEWITT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 511 1.77
Mixed Race 479 1.66
Native American/Alaskan 162 0.56
Asian/Pacific 130 0.45
White (Caucasian) 24,583 85.19
Black/African American 2,990 10.36

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

Meaning of HEWITT in historical publications

HEWITT. See Hewett.

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 HEWITT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEWITT.

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 HEWITT

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