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The PETITT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,404 11928 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 574 8642 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +1830 -3286 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 20 51401 0.000 1
United Kingdom 167 18311 0.000 4
Top States for PETITT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 289 6896 0.001 14
California 169 15141 0.000 5
Ohio 151 9217 0.001 13
Virginia 131 6029 0.002 19
Florida 128 14294 0.001 8
Top States for PETITT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 95 4792 0.003 28
Kentucky 92 4901 0.002 23
Oregon 67 6701 0.002 20
Missouri 108 6880 0.002 19
Virginia 131 6029 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of PETITT

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 PETITT 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 PETITT 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 PETITT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 203 8.44
White (Hispanic) 69 2.87
Mixed Race 54 2.25
Native American/Alaskan 28 1.16
Asian/Pacific 10 0.42
White (Caucasian) 2,040 84.86

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

Meaning of PETITT in historical publications

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

Similar names to PETITT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PETITT.

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 PETITT

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