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The BRERETON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,278 19537 0.000 5
United States (1880 census) 178 21041 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +1100 +1504 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 820 1983 0.005 50
United Kingdom 1,998 2960 0.004 43
Top States for BRERETON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 202 8992 0.001 11
Utah 170 1679 0.008 76
California 124 18087 0.000 4
Wisconsin 93 8752 0.002 17
Florida 80 19635 0.001 5
Top States for BRERETON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 170 1679 0.008 76
Wisconsin 93 8752 0.002 17
Delaware 13 9238 0.002 17
Connecticut 49 8784 0.001 14
New York 202 8992 0.001 11

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

Classification and Origin of BRERETON

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 BRERETON 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 BRERETON 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 BRERETON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 208 16.28
Mixed Race 17 1.33
White (Hispanic) 16 1.25
White (Caucasian) 1,026 80.28
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 BRERETON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BRERETON in historical publications

BRERETON. One of tlie great Cliesliire families wlio cau be proved to have existed at or near the time of tlie Oouquest, and are yet unnoticed in Domesd. Ormerod. They came over with the Conqueror, in the train of Hugh Lupus, with Gilbert de Venables, to whom they were apparently related, and settled at Brereton, from which place the name was assumed as early as temp. William Eufus.

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 BRERETON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BRERETON.

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 BRERETON

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