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The BAXTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 47,857 647 0.018 177
United States (1880 census) 13,331 439 0.027 267
Change since 1880 +34526 -208 -0.009 -90
Other Countries
Australia 5,182 269 0.032 317
United Kingdom 23,802 221 0.052 518
Top States for BAXTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 3,824 835 0.011 113
Texas 3,344 771 0.016 160
Florida 2,986 659 0.019 187
New York 2,567 651 0.014 135
Pennsylvania 2,086 584 0.017 170
Top States for BAXTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,832 465 0.032 322
Alaska 200 330 0.032 319
Oklahoma 1,083 408 0.031 314
Utah 696 386 0.031 312
Wyoming 146 325 0.030 296


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

Classification and Origin of BAXTER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 737 1.54
Mixed Race 699 1.46
Native American/Alaskan 325 0.68
Asian/Pacific 230 0.48
White (Caucasian) 39,525 82.59
Black/African American 6,336 13.24

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

Meaning of BAXTER in historical publications

BAXTER. The O.Eng. and Scot, form of Baker. See termination Ster. See also Eng. Surn. i., 114, &c. Jolin le Bakestere. H.R.

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 BAXTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BAXTER.

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 BAXTER

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