Meaning Local: At the twitchell, a passage, an alley, from residence thereby.
Origin English, Irish

Rank 11,057 (2000 US census) 10,016 (1990 US census)
Count 2,637 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 93.93%, or 2477 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • undisclosed % as black,
  • undisclosed % as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 2.81%, or 74 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.74%, or 46 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.25%, or 33 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.

American Surnames

One could claim that American surnames are very straightforward to describe and identify. Due to the way this country was formed, having people coming here from all over the world, the surnames simply represent all those people of different nationalities. So, we are don...

How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...

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