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The BOOT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 701 31271 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 198 19458 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +503 -11813 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 145 10173 0.001 9
United Kingdom 1,684 3404 0.004 37
Top States for BOOT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 165 8543 0.002 17
California 92 27515 0.000 3
Iowa 55 9320 0.002 19
Florida 54 32171 0.000 3
Texas 35 36736 0.000 2
Top States for BOOT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 55 9320 0.002 19
Michigan 165 8543 0.002 17
Alaska 8 14166 0.001 13
Nevada 16 15799 0.001 8
Montana 7 20841 0.001 8

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of BOOT

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 BOOT 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 BOOT 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 BOOT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 643 91.73
Black/African American 19 2.71
Mixed Race 14 2
Asian/Pacific 13 1.85
White (Hispanic) 7 1
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.71

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

Meaning of BOOT in historical publications

BOOT. BOOTE. Perhaps a trader's

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 BOOT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOOT.

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 BOOT

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