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The BOUGHTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,171 9410 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 1,354 4202 0.003 27
Change since 1880 +1817 -5208 -0.002 -15
Other Countries
Australia 432 3671 0.003 26
United Kingdom 1,381 4020 0.003 30
Top States for BOUGHTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 294 6649 0.002 15
California 286 9299 0.001 8
Texas 242 7758 0.001 12
Michigan 216 5657 0.002 22
Connecticut 156 2937 0.005 46
Top States for BOUGHTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Connecticut 156 2937 0.005 46
Montana 25 5745 0.003 28
Colorado 107 5136 0.002 25
Wyoming 12 5964 0.002 24
Iowa 71 6351 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of BOUGHTON

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 BOUGHTON 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 BOUGHTON 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 BOUGHTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 229 7.22
White (Hispanic) 61 1.92
Mixed Race 35 1.1
Asian/Pacific 17 0.54
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.19
White (Caucasian) 2,823 89.03

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

Meaning of BOUGHTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) From Boughton, a place in Northamptonshire, England; the bowing or bending hill. Bouton, the steep or abrupt hill.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

BOUGHTON.* The family of Boughton, baronets, derive themselves from Robert de Boveton, whose grandson William de Boveton was living temp. Edw. III. The family possessed Lawford, co. Warwick, by marriage with the heiress of Allesley, temp. Henry VL, and there they resided till the year 1781, when the representative of the family, Sir Theodosius Boughton, was poisoned by his brother-in-law. John Donellan, Esq., who was executed for the offence the same year. Shirley's Xoble and Gentle Jlen. Courthope's Debrett.

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 BOUGHTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOUGHTON.

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 BOUGHTON

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