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The DOWNTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 383 51119 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 45 52473 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +338 +1354 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 102 14071 0.001 6
United Kingdom 937 5547 0.002 20
Top States for DOWNTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 66 10584 0.001 11
Ohio 53 22922 0.000 5
Missouri 37 16873 0.001 7
California 33 60397 0.000 1
Kentucky 32 9688 0.001 8
Top States for DOWNTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 66 10584 0.001 11
Kentucky 32 9688 0.001 8
Missouri 37 16873 0.001 7
Ohio 53 22922 0.000 5
Maryland 16 29166 0.000 3

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

Classification and Origin of DOWNTON

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 DOWNTON 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 DOWNTON 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 DOWNTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 225 58.75
Black/African American 143 37.34
White (Hispanic) 12 3.13
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

Meaning of DOWNTON in historical publications

DOWNTON. Parishes in Wiltshire and Herefordshire.

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 DOWNTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DOWNTON.

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 DOWNTON

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