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The BEATON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,259 7222 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 613 8196 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +3646 +974 +0.001 +4
Other Countries
Australia 1,240 1331 0.008 76
United Kingdom 3,655 1709 0.008 80
Top States for BEATON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 587 1584 0.009 92
Florida 431 4773 0.003 27
California 391 7158 0.001 12
New York 385 5126 0.002 20
Michigan 267 4631 0.003 27
Top States for BEATON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 142 1416 0.011 115
Massachusetts 587 1584 0.009 92
North Dakota 45 2359 0.007 70
Maine 72 2892 0.006 56
Rhode Island 30 5316 0.003 29


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

Classification and Origin of BEATON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 482 11.32
White (Hispanic) 167 3.92
Mixed Race 63 1.48
Asian/Pacific 12 0.28
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.19
White (Caucasian) 3,527 82.81

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

Meaning of BEATON in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BEATON.

Similar names to BEATON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BEATON.

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 BEATON

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