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The CANTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,178 12936 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 408 11318 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +1770 -1618 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 66 20430 0.000 4
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for CANTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 436 6825 0.001 13
Florida 295 7097 0.002 18
New York 256 8115 0.001 13
Texas 132 13197 0.001 6
New Jersey 80 13140 0.001 10
Top States for CANTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 14 8384 0.002 22
Rhode Island 20 7967 0.002 19
Florida 295 7097 0.002 18
New York 256 8115 0.001 13
South Dakota 10 12411 0.001 13

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

Classification and Origin of CANTON

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 CANTON 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 CANTON 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 CANTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 505 23.19
Black/African American 467 21.44
Asian/Pacific 74 3.4
Mixed Race 51 2.34
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.37
White (Caucasian) 1,073 49.27

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

Meaning of CANTON in historical publications

CANTON. Fr. A territorial division or district.

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 CANTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CANTON.

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 CANTON

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