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The HOWITT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 571 36860 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 113 28950 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +458 -7910 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 282 5506 0.002 17
United Kingdom 1,644 3471 0.004 36
Top States for HOWITT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 85 20177 0.000 4
California 69 29903 0.000 2
Michigan 60 19378 0.001 6
Ohio 48 23440 0.000 4
Florida 35 38953 0.000 2
Top States for HOWITT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 19 7162 0.001 15
Nebraska 13 17367 0.001 8
Delaware 5 20924 0.001 6
Oregon 21 17717 0.001 6
Michigan 60 19378 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of HOWITT

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 HOWITT 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 HOWITT 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 HOWITT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 537 94.05
Black/African American 17 2.98
Asian/Pacific 9 1.58
White (Hispanic) 5 0.88
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HOWITT in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of HOWITT.

Similar names to HOWITT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOWITT.

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 HOWITT

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