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The PEYTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,787 3344 0.004 36
United States (1880 census) 3,394 1803 0.007 68
Change since 1880 +6393 -1541 -0.003 -32
Other Countries
Australia 63 21112 0.000 4
United Kingdom 500 8844 0.001 11
Top States for PEYTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 763 788 0.019 189
Ohio 750 1846 0.007 66
Virginia 711 1305 0.010 100
California 691 4277 0.002 20
Texas 644 3535 0.003 31
Top States for PEYTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 763 788 0.019 189
West Virginia 275 997 0.015 152
Mississippi 316 1357 0.011 111
Virginia 711 1305 0.010 100
Iowa 235 1519 0.008 80

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

Classification and Origin of PEYTON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 157 1.6
White (Hispanic) 119 1.22
Asian/Pacific 51 0.52
Native American/Alaskan 33 0.34
White (Caucasian) 7,559 77.24
Black/African American 1,868 19.09

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

Meaning of PEYTON in historical publications

Assumed by the proprietors of Peyton, a small town near Boxford, in Suffolk, England. They were descendants of William Mallet, one of the favorites of William the Conqueror.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


Similar names to PEYTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PEYTON.

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 PEYTON

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