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The CATON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,508 5756 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 1,733 3388 0.003 35
Change since 1880 +3775 -2368 -0.001 -15
Other Countries
Australia 397 3984 0.002 24
United Kingdom 1,757 3274 0.004 38
Top States for CATON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 581 4884 0.002 17
Pennsylvania 361 4155 0.003 29
Florida 343 5708 0.002 21
Ohio 338 4064 0.003 30
Texas 313 6183 0.002 15
Top States for CATON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 93 2336 0.007 73
Missouri 280 2641 0.005 50
Alabama 222 2780 0.005 50
Montana 40 3181 0.004 44
Massachusetts 221 3858 0.003 35


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

Classification and Origin of CATON

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 CATON 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 CATON 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 CATON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 194 3.52
White (Hispanic) 164 2.98
Mixed Race 93 1.69
Asian/Pacific 26 0.47
Native American/Alaskan 21 0.38
White (Caucasian) 5,010 90.96

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

Meaning of CATON in historical publications

CATON. Until the close of the XVI. cent., Catton and De Catton ; from the manor of Catton near Norwich, which in Domesday is spelt Catun and Catuna. The family were located in Norfolk from time immemorial till the middle of the hist century. The latiuizations Catonus, Gathonus, and Chattodunus occur in old records.

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 CATON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CATON.

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 CATON

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