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The BUXTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,293 4477 0.003 27
United States (1880 census) 2,009 2972 0.004 40
Change since 1880 +5284 -1505 -0.001 -13
Other Countries
Australia 944 1745 0.006 58
United Kingdom 6,641 952 0.014 145
Top States for BUXTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 564 4732 0.002 17
Ohio 465 2774 0.004 41
Florida 439 4281 0.003 27
Texas 366 5223 0.002 18
Louisiana 347 1685 0.008 78
Top States for BUXTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 170 1057 0.014 138
Vermont 79 1266 0.013 130
Maine 122 1757 0.010 96
Louisiana 347 1685 0.008 78
Utah 149 1848 0.007 67


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

Classification and Origin of BUXTON

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 BUXTON 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 BUXTON 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 BUXTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 786 10.78
Mixed Race 112 1.54
White (Hispanic) 95 1.3
Native American/Alaskan 46 0.63
Asian/Pacific 41 0.56
White (Caucasian) 6,213 85.19

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

Meaning of BUXTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) From the Saxon boc, a beech, German, buche, and ton--the beech-town. A village in Derbyshire, England.

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

BUXTON. Places in cos. Derby, Hereford, and Norfolk. The baronet traces to the XV. cent, in the last-named county. The Buxtons of Derby, in the XIII. cent,, wrote themselves De Bawkestone. Lysous.

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 BUXTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BUXTON.

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 BUXTON

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