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The MCWHIRTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,797 10524 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 70 40086 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +2727 +29562 +0.001 +9
Other Countries
Australia 499 3224 0.003 31
United Kingdom 981 5343 0.002 21
Top States for MCWHIRTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 408 5100 0.002 20
Tennessee 208 3575 0.004 37
California 191 13111 0.001 6
North Carolina 186 4690 0.002 23
Indiana 183 4232 0.003 30
Top States for MCWHIRTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 208 3575 0.004 37
Mississippi 93 3427 0.003 33
Indiana 183 4232 0.003 30
Alabama 122 4266 0.003 27
Oklahoma 81 5265 0.002 23

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

Classification and Origin of MCWHIRTER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 70 2.5
White (Hispanic) 41 1.47
Mixed Race 14 0.5
Asian/Pacific 7 0.25
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.21
White (Caucasian) 2,659 95.07

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

Meaning of MCWHIRTER in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCWHIRTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCWHIRTER.

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 MCWHIRTER

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