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The BOYNTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,816 4757 0.003 25
United States (1880 census) 3,267 1879 0.007 65
Change since 1880 +3549 -2878 -0.004 -40
Other Countries
Australia 86 16339 0.001 5
United Kingdom 836 6056 0.002 18
Top States for BOYNTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 595 4731 0.002 18
Florida 567 3545 0.004 35
Maine 482 482 0.038 378
Massachusetts 467 1888 0.007 74
Michigan 432 2611 0.004 43
Top States for BOYNTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 482 482 0.038 378
New Hampshire 221 852 0.018 179
Vermont 90 1172 0.015 148
Massachusetts 467 1888 0.007 74
Connecticut 160 2755 0.005 47


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

Classification and Origin of BOYNTON

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 BOYNTON 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 BOYNTON 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 BOYNTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 803 11.78
Mixed Race 91 1.34
White (Hispanic) 73 1.07
Native American/Alaskan 54 0.79
Asian/Pacific 23 0.34
White (Caucasian) 5,772 84.68

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

Meaning of BOYNTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) From Buvington, in the Wolds, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, now called Boynton Dugdale, so named from its being higher in place or altitude.

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

BOYNTON.* Bartholomew de Bovhigton, living at the beginning of the XII. cent., stands at the head of the pedigree. 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 BOYNTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOYNTON.

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 BOYNTON

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