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The HEWSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,187 20711 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 384 11873 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +803 -8838 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 765 2119 0.005 47
United Kingdom 2,947 2099 0.006 64
Top States for HEWSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 167 9694 0.001 9
California 93 21159 0.000 3
Massachusetts 67 9939 0.001 11
Washington 66 9287 0.001 11
Indiana 65 9364 0.001 11
Top States for HEWSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 48 1691 0.007 75
New Hampshire 31 4508 0.003 25
Vermont 13 5789 0.002 21
Maine 24 5604 0.002 19
Alaska 8 11072 0.001 13


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

Classification and Origin of HEWSON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 24 2.02
White (Hispanic) 20 1.68
Mixed Race 11 0.93
Native American/Alaskan 7 0.59
Asian/Pacific 5 0.42
White (Caucasian) 1,120 94.36

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

Meaning of HEWSON in historical publications

HEWSON. The son of Hugh.

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 HEWSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEWSON.

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 HEWSON

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