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The CHARLTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,837 3334 0.004 36
United States (1880 census) 2,526 2402 0.005 51
Change since 1880 +7311 -932 -0.001 -15
Other Countries
Australia 2,139 752 0.013 131
United Kingdom 11,512 519 0.025 251
Top States for CHARLTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 796 3841 0.002 24
Florida 769 2724 0.005 48
Pennsylvania 729 2108 0.006 59
Ohio 707 1990 0.006 62
Texas 584 3894 0.003 28
Top States for CHARLTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 98 1138 0.011 109
Idaho 101 1826 0.008 78
West Virginia 121 2065 0.007 67
Vermont 40 2577 0.007 66
Alaska 40 2174 0.006 64


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

Classification and Origin of CHARLTON

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 CHARLTON 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 CHARLTON 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 CHARLTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 137 1.39
White (Hispanic) 128 1.3
Asian/Pacific 48 0.49
Native American/Alaskan 42 0.43
White (Caucasian) 8,199 83.35
Black/African American 1,283 13.04

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

Meaning of CHARLTON in historical publications

CHARLTON. CHARLETON. Parishes and places in cos. Berks, Gloucester, Kent, Sussex, Wilts, Worcester, Somerset, Northunib., Dorset, kc. kc. The Charltons of Hesleyside descend from Adam, lord of the manor of Charlton in Tyuedale, co. Northumb., 1303. B.L.G.

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 CHARLTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHARLTON.

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 CHARLTON

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