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The EATON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 46,403 676 0.017 172
United States (1880 census) 16,878 330 0.034 338
Change since 1880 +29525 -346 -0.017 -166
Other Countries
Australia 2,389 674 0.015 146
United Kingdom 10,953 545 0.024 238
Top States for EATON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 3,278 1005 0.010 97
Texas 2,764 954 0.013 133
Florida 2,461 818 0.015 154
New York 2,201 782 0.012 116
Massachusetts 1,861 431 0.029 293
Top States for EATON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 1,166 153 0.091 915
New Hampshire 913 122 0.074 739
Vermont 318 223 0.052 522
Missouri 1,797 340 0.032 321
Massachusetts 1,861 431 0.029 293


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

Classification and Origin of EATON

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 EATON 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 EATON 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 EATON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 687 1.48
Mixed Race 575 1.24
Native American/Alaskan 283 0.61
Asian/Pacific 204 0.44
White (Caucasian) 40,250 86.74
Black/African American 4,404 9.49

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

Meaning of EATON in historical publications

(origin: Sax. Local) From ea, water, and ton, a town. There are several parishes in England by this name.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

EATON. Parishes and places in cos. Leicester, Chester, Berks, Nottingham, Salop, Derby, Hereford, Bedford, &c.

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 EATON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EATON.

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 EATON

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