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The BARTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 66,622 447 0.025 247
United States (1880 census) 17,000 327 0.034 340
Change since 1880 +49622 -120 -0.009 -93
Other Countries
Australia 4,279 342 0.026 262
United Kingdom 20,450 270 0.045 445
Top States for BARTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 5,898 415 0.028 283
California 5,099 622 0.015 151
Florida 3,967 474 0.025 248
Missouri 3,137 175 0.056 561
New York 3,067 533 0.016 162
Top States for BARTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 1,490 126 0.067 667
Missouri 3,137 175 0.056 561
New Hampshire 588 256 0.048 476
South Carolina 1,904 305 0.047 475
Oklahoma 1,559 258 0.045 452


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

Classification and Origin of BARTON

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 BARTON 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 BARTON 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 BARTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 953 1.43
Mixed Race 919 1.38
Asian/Pacific 286 0.43
White (Caucasian) 58,048 87.13
Black/African American 5,030 7.55
White (Hispanic) 1,386 2.08

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

Meaning of BARTON in historical publications

(origin: Sax. Local) From a town in Lincolnshire, England; a corn town, or barley village, from bere, barley, and ton, an inclosure, a house, a village. Barton, a curtilage. In Devonshire, it is applied to any freehold estate not possessed of manorial privileges.

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

BARTON. The Gazetteer gives thirtyseven parishes, towns, and places so called

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 BARTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BARTON.

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 BARTON

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