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The PEDDER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 285 65133 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 30 63437 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +255 -1696 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 300 5218 0.002 18
United Kingdom 1,304 4230 0.003 28
Top States for PEDDER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 58 37408 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 49 28542 0.000 4
Texas 23 46516 0.000 1
New York 23 72189 0.000 1
Massachusetts 21 33958 0.000 3
Top States for PEDDER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 7 19003 0.001 7
Oregon 16 24780 0.000 5
Pennsylvania 49 28542 0.000 4
Massachusetts 21 33958 0.000 3
Montana 2 43372 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of PEDDER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 272 95.44
Black/African American 6 2.11
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of PEDDER in historical publications

PEDDER. In various English dialects signifies a Pedlar; but it must not bo regarded as a corruption of that word ; a 2Jc'd, in the eastern counties, means a species of hamper without a lid, for the conveyance of fish, eggs, chicken, &c. ; and the person who traflics in such small articles is therefore very properly styled a Pedder. See Halliwell.

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 PEDDER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PEDDER.

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 PEDDER

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