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The ASHTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 11,619 2830 0.004 43
United States (1880 census) 3,584 1711 0.007 72
Change since 1880 +8035 -1119 -0.003 -29
Other Countries
Australia 2,668 590 0.016 163
United Kingdom 16,445 346 0.036 358
Top States for ASHTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,132 2762 0.003 33
Texas 801 2886 0.004 38
Florida 787 2621 0.005 49
Pennsylvania 658 2294 0.005 54
New York 588 3293 0.003 31
Top States for ASHTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 500 546 0.022 224
Washington DC 96 648 0.017 168
Vermont 61 1751 0.010 100
Idaho 127 1369 0.010 98
Maryland 490 1237 0.009 93


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

Classification and Origin of ASHTON

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 ASHTON 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 ASHTON 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 ASHTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 230 1.98
Mixed Race 172 1.48
Asian/Pacific 67 0.58
Native American/Alaskan 40 0.34
White (Caucasian) 9,565 82.32
Black/African American 1,545 13.3

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

Meaning of ASHTON in historical publications

ASHTON. The Gazetteer mentions eighteen parishes and townships so called, in various counties, and there are many minor localities of the same name.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to ASHTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ASHTON.

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 ASHTON

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