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The MERITT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 810 27901 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 936 5765 0.002 19
Change since 1880 -126 -22136 -0.002 -16
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 33 27298 0.000 1
Top States for MERITT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 68 23135 0.000 3
California 67 37350 0.000 2
Illinois 65 23169 0.001 5
New York 64 32195 0.000 3
Florida 61 29469 0.000 4
Top States for MERITT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 53 8381 0.002 15
Alaska 7 18430 0.001 11
Delaware 7 21618 0.001 9
Missouri 45 16192 0.001 8
Washington 47 17307 0.001 8


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

Classification and Origin of MERITT

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the MERITT surname.

Ethnic distribution of MERITT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 655 80.86
Black/African American 120 14.81
White (Hispanic) 13 1.6
Asian/Pacific 11 1.36
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 MERITT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

MERITT is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of MERITT in historical publications

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

Similar names to MERITT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MERITT.

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 MERITT

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