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The DENTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 27,112 1187 0.010 100
United States (1880 census) 6,513 935 0.013 130
Change since 1880 +20599 -252 -0.003 -30
Other Countries
Australia 1,227 1349 0.008 75
United Kingdom 7,335 842 0.016 160
Top States for DENTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,593 999 0.012 124
Tennessee 2,465 347 0.043 433
North Carolina 1,819 644 0.023 226
California 1,810 1803 0.005 53
Florida 1,231 1669 0.008 77
Top States for DENTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 2,465 347 0.043 433
Oklahoma 906 495 0.026 263
Mississippi 686 646 0.024 241
Arkansas 630 556 0.024 236
North Carolina 1,819 644 0.023 226

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

Classification and Origin of DENTON

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 DENTON 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 DENTON 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 DENTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 507 1.87
Mixed Race 355 1.31
Native American/Alaskan 182 0.67
Asian/Pacific 106 0.39
White (Caucasian) 23,802 87.79
Black/African American 2,158 7.96

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

Meaning of DENTON in historical publications

DENTON. Parishes in cos. Durham, Hunts, Kent, Lancaster, Lincoln, Norfolk, Oxon, Northampt., Sussex, York, and Northumlierlaud.

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 DENTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DENTON.

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 DENTON

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