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The BETTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 724 30443 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 114 28773 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +610 -1670 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 14 69186 0.000 1
United Kingdom 318 12252 0.001 7
Top States for BETTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 85 20841 0.001 5
California 75 31521 0.000 2
Ohio 62 21264 0.001 5
Georgia 62 10128 0.001 8
New York 61 31289 0.000 3
Top States for BETTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 16 8570 0.002 20
Alabama 56 7271 0.001 13
Georgia 62 10128 0.001 8
Washington DC 4 14169 0.001 7
Ohio 62 21264 0.001 5


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

Classification and Origin of BETTON

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 BETTON 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 BETTON 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 BETTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 465 64.23
White (Caucasian) 202 27.9
Mixed Race 32 4.42
White (Hispanic) 17 2.35
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of BETTON in historical publications

BETTON. The ancestor of this family, Walter de Bettou, had a freehold estate at Be tton- Strange, near Shrewsbury, temp. Edward I. The head of the house changed his name to Bright not many years since. Shirley's Noble and Gentle Men.

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 BETTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BETTON.

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 BETTON

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