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The DUNTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,097 9630 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 1,387 4106 0.003 28
Change since 1880 +1710 -5524 -0.002 -16
Other Countries
Australia 80 17390 0.000 5
United Kingdom 528 8508 0.001 11
Top States for DUNTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 358 721 0.028 281
California 329 8358 0.001 10
Florida 203 9364 0.001 13
Massachusetts 196 4404 0.003 31
New York 176 11056 0.001 9
Top States for DUNTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 358 721 0.028 281
New Hampshire 110 1829 0.009 89
Vermont 31 3283 0.005 51
Massachusetts 196 4404 0.003 31
Idaho 32 5849 0.002 25

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

Classification and Origin of DUNTON

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 DUNTON 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 DUNTON 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 DUNTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 307 9.91
White (Hispanic) 65 2.1
Mixed Race 52 1.68
Native American/Alaskan 30 0.97
Asian/Pacific 21 0.68
White (Caucasian) 2,622 84.66

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

Meaning of DUNTON in historical publications

DUNTON. Parishes in cos. Bedford, Bucks, Essex, Norfolk, and Leicester.

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 DUNTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DUNTON.

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 DUNTON

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