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The DAYTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,237 3957 0.003 31
United States (1880 census) 3,470 1761 0.007 69
Change since 1880 +4767 -2196 -0.004 -38
Other Countries
Australia 53 24138 0.000 3
United Kingdom 133 20893 0.000 3
Top States for DAYTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 809 3649 0.002 24
New York 603 3152 0.003 32
Florida 453 4406 0.003 28
Ohio 441 3150 0.004 39
Pennsylvania 388 3848 0.003 32
Top States for DAYTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 255 1161 0.011 114
Wyoming 49 1165 0.010 99
Idaho 115 1521 0.009 89
Delaware 69 1984 0.009 88
Vermont 51 2013 0.008 84


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

Classification and Origin of DAYTON

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 DAYTON 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 DAYTON 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 DAYTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 199 2.42
White (Hispanic) 122 1.48
Mixed Race 106 1.29
Native American/Alaskan 78 0.95
Asian/Pacific 69 0.84
White (Caucasian) 7,663 93.03

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

Meaning of DAYTON in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of DAYTON.

Similar names to DAYTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DAYTON.

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 DAYTON

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