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The KITTS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,279 7193 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 784 6659 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +3495 -534 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 36 32728 0.000 2
United Kingdom 357 11321 0.001 8
Top States for KITTS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,072 859 0.019 188
Virginia 453 2141 0.006 64
Ohio 333 4426 0.003 29
Florida 211 9377 0.001 13
California 163 15792 0.000 5
Top States for KITTS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,072 859 0.019 188
West Virginia 132 1990 0.007 73
Virginia 453 2141 0.006 64
New Mexico 70 2552 0.004 38
Delaware 27 5376 0.003 34

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

Classification and Origin of KITTS

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 KITTS 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 KITTS 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 KITTS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 127 2.97
Mixed Race 71 1.66
White (Hispanic) 57 1.33
Asian/Pacific 19 0.44
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.35
White (Caucasian) 3,990 93.25

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

Meaning of KITTS in historical publications

The son of Kit or Christopher, "s" being added for son.

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


KITTS. See Kitt.

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 KITTS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KITTS.

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 KITTS

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