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The SUMTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,721 15590 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 607 8257 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +1114 -7333 0 -6
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for SUMTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 820 799 0.020 204
New Jersey 109 9172 0.001 13
Oklahoma 105 4284 0.003 30
New York 74 25129 0.000 4
Florida 61 26597 0.000 4
Top States for SUMTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 820 799 0.020 204
Oklahoma 105 4284 0.003 30
New Jersey 109 9172 0.001 13
Maryland 61 9304 0.001 12
Montana 7 20205 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 SUMTER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called SUMTER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called SUMTER in South Carolina than any other state, but you are more likely to find a SUMTER by picking someone at random in South Carolina than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of SUMTER

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

Ethnic distribution of SUMTER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 334 19.41
Mixed Race 33 1.92
White (Hispanic) 23 1.34
Black/African American 1,307 75.94
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of SUMTER in historical publications

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

Similar names to SUMTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SUMTER.

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 SUMTER

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