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The EDINGTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,101 9621 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 785 6651 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +2316 -2970 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 69 19549 0.000 4
United Kingdom 387 10678 0.001 8
Top States for EDINGTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 317 2600 0.005 52
Ohio 298 4998 0.003 26
Texas 230 8449 0.001 11
Tennessee 218 3627 0.004 38
California 199 13348 0.001 6
Top States for EDINGTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 160 2355 0.006 60
Indiana 317 2600 0.005 52
Kentucky 160 3275 0.004 40
Tennessee 218 3627 0.004 38
Wyoming 14 5496 0.003 28

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

Classification and Origin of EDINGTON

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 EDINGTON 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 EDINGTON 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 EDINGTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 157 5.06
White (Hispanic) 51 1.64
Mixed Race 47 1.52
Asian/Pacific 26 0.84
Native American/Alaskan 12 0.39
White (Caucasian) 2,808 90.55

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

Meaning of EDINGTON in historical publications

EDINGTON.* " The chief family of this name was Edington of that Ilk, in the shire of Berwick." Nisbet.

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 EDINGTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EDINGTON.

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 EDINGTON

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