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The PREWITT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,341 3915 0.003 31
United States (1880 census) 1,445 3961 0.003 29
Change since 1880 +6896 +46 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 1 330757 0.000 0
United Kingdom 93 24315 0.000 2
Top States for PREWITT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 998 620 0.025 247
Texas 932 2514 0.004 45
Missouri 652 1101 0.012 117
Alabama 590 1268 0.013 133
Ohio 443 3235 0.004 39
Top States for PREWITT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 998 620 0.025 247
Alabama 590 1268 0.013 133
Missouri 652 1101 0.012 117
Mississippi 314 1376 0.011 110
Tennessee 381 2239 0.007 67

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

Classification and Origin of PREWITT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 122 1.46
White (Hispanic) 102 1.22
Native American/Alaskan 50 0.6
Asian/Pacific 20 0.24
White (Caucasian) 6,539 78.4
Black/African American 1,508 18.08

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

Meaning of PREWITT in historical publications

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

Similar names to PREWITT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PREWITT.

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 PREWITT

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