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The BOOTH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 48,580 635 0.018 180
United States (1880 census) 14,112 410 0.028 282
Change since 1880 +34468 -225 -0.01 -102
Other Countries
Australia 5,647 242 0.035 345
United Kingdom 33,351 142 0.073 726
Top States for BOOTH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 3,622 886 0.011 107
Florida 3,466 553 0.022 217
Texas 2,984 878 0.014 143
Ohio 2,535 476 0.022 223
Virginia 2,076 389 0.029 293
Top States for BOOTH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 917 270 0.051 507
Alaska 234 260 0.037 373
Wyoming 169 278 0.034 342
Mississippi 972 444 0.034 342
Vermont 181 522 0.030 297


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

Classification and Origin of BOOTH

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 BOOTH 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 BOOTH 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 BOOTH in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 743 1.53
Mixed Race 709 1.46
Native American/Alaskan 496 1.02
Asian/Pacific 253 0.52
White (Caucasian) 41,366 85.15
Black/African American 5,013 10.32

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

Meaning of BOOTH in historical publications

BOOTH. " An house made of botccs." Tyndall. A temporary building or slied, in Low Iiat. hotha. The form in tlie H.R. is De la Boothe. But the great family of B. of Lancashire and Cheshire take their designation from their lordship of Booths in the former county, where they resided in the XIII. cent.

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 BOOTH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOOTH.

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 BOOTH

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