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The BATH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,742 10692 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 864 6154 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +1878 -4538 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 953 1734 0.006 58
United Kingdom 2,302 2618 0.005 50
Top States for BATH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 349 7786 0.001 10
Wisconsin 202 3800 0.004 38
Colorado 192 2913 0.004 45
Pennsylvania 156 9605 0.001 13
Florida 142 12581 0.001 9
Top States for BATH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 43 1386 0.009 87
Colorado 192 2913 0.004 45
Wisconsin 202 3800 0.004 38
Utah 84 3299 0.004 38
Kansas 46 7019 0.002 17


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

Classification and Origin of BATH

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 299 10.9
Mixed Race 45 1.64
Black/African American 42 1.53
White (Hispanic) 42 1.53
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.33
White (Caucasian) 2,305 84.06

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

Meaning of BATH in historical publications

(origin: Sax. Local) A town in the county of Somerset, Eng., famous for its hot baths; so named from the Saxon, bad, Teutonic, bad, a place to bathe or wash in. It was called by the Saxons Acmanceaster, or the "sick folks' town;" and by the Britons, Caerbaddon, from Caer, a fortified place or city, and baddon, a bathing-place, from badd, a bath.

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

BATH. BATHE. A city in Somersetshire.

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 BATH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BATH.

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 BATH

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