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The ELTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,213 12783 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 621 8120 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +1592 -4663 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 434 3650 0.003 27
United Kingdom 1,365 4062 0.003 30
Top States for ELTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 221 3014 0.004 45
Ohio 169 8038 0.001 15
California 149 16410 0.000 4
Utah 141 2120 0.006 63
Texas 121 13473 0.001 6
Top States for ELTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 141 2120 0.006 63
Minnesota 221 3014 0.004 45
Alaska 23 3954 0.004 37
Wyoming 18 3918 0.004 36
North Dakota 16 6905 0.002 25


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

Classification and Origin of ELTON

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 ELTON 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 ELTON 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 ELTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 81 3.66
White (Hispanic) 42 1.9
Mixed Race 26 1.17
Native American/Alaskan 22 0.99
Asian/Pacific 11 0.5
White (Caucasian) 2,031 91.78

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

Meaning of ELTON in historical publications

ELTON. Parishes and places in cos. Chester, Derby, Durham, Hereford, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Nottingham, kc.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

There are many places of this name in England; it is impossible to decide from which the family appellation is derived. The derivation is from the Saxon words ael, an eel, and ton--a town abounding in eels.

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

Similar names to ELTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELTON.

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 ELTON

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