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The JEWETT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,030 4082 0.003 30
United States (1880 census) 3,775 1622 0.008 76
Change since 1880 +4255 -2460 -0.005 -46
Other Countries
Australia 10 89726 0.000 1
United Kingdom 124 21713 0.000 3
Top States for JEWETT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 710 4077 0.002 21
Ohio 584 2326 0.005 51
Florida 537 3744 0.003 34
New York 507 3736 0.003 27
Washington 477 1480 0.008 81
Top States for JEWETT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 224 368 0.037 368
Maine 344 719 0.027 270
South Dakota 100 840 0.013 132
New Hampshire 129 1491 0.010 104
Washington 477 1480 0.008 81


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

Classification and Origin of JEWETT

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 JEWETT 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 JEWETT 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 JEWETT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 415 5.17
White (Hispanic) 175 2.18
Native American/Alaskan 136 1.69
Mixed Race 88 1.1
Asian/Pacific 35 0.44
White (Caucasian) 7,181 89.43

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

Meaning of JEWETT in historical publications

The little Jew, the son of a Jew; Jouet, French, toy, sport.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to JEWETT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JEWETT.

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 JEWETT

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