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The LOVETT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 18,421 1789 0.007 68
United States (1880 census) 3,757 1633 0.008 75
Change since 1880 +14664 -156 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 1,324 1242 0.008 81
United Kingdom 3,714 1682 0.008 81
Top States for LOVETT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 1,985 1107 0.012 124
Georgia 1,732 660 0.021 212
Texas 1,284 2003 0.006 62
California 1,150 2927 0.003 34
Ohio 806 1823 0.007 71
Top States for LOVETT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 1,732 660 0.021 212
Alabama 741 1081 0.017 167
Arkansas 398 964 0.015 149
Delaware 113 1323 0.014 144
Mississippi 386 1205 0.014 136


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

Classification and Origin of LOVETT

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 LOVETT 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 LOVETT 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 LOVETT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 311 1.69
Mixed Race 298 1.62
Native American/Alaskan 74 0.4
Asian/Pacific 66 0.36
White (Caucasian) 12,313 66.84
Black/African American 5,357 29.08

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

Meaning of LOVETT in historical publications

LOVET. LOVETT. Eicardus Lovet is said to have come hither at the Conquest, accompanied by his two sons, William and Robert. The elder held in capite, by the Conqueror's grant, lands in cos. Bedford, Berks, Leicester, and Northampton. From the XIV. century the family have been principally connected with the county of Buckingham, where as knights and gentlemen of good estate they have possessed Liscombe from generation to generation. Tlie late Sir Jonathan Lovett was created a baronet by king George III. on the following occasion : " In the summer of 1781, the Earl of Chesterfield, having been some time absent from Court, was asked by the King, where he had been so long 1 ' On a visit to Mr. Lovett of Buckinghamshire,' said the Earl. AhP said the King, 'is that Lorctt of Liscomltc ? They are of tlie gen uine old Korman breed; how happens it that they are not baronets 1 Would he accept the title ? Go, tell him that if he'll do so, ifs much at lais service: they have ever been staunch to the crown at a pinch !' "

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 LOVETT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LOVETT.

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 LOVETT

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