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The FELTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 15,734 2115 0.006 58
United States (1880 census) 3,449 1778 0.007 69
Change since 1880 +12285 -337 -0.001 -11
Other Countries
Australia 660 2448 0.004 40
United Kingdom 3,114 2001 0.007 68
Top States for FELTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 1,125 2065 0.007 70
New York 902 2357 0.005 48
California 873 3898 0.003 26
North Carolina 849 1614 0.011 105
Georgia 808 1479 0.010 99
Top States for FELTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 369 1308 0.013 130
West Virginia 214 1385 0.012 118
Idaho 151 1303 0.012 117
Wyoming 57 1168 0.012 115
Washington DC 63 1110 0.011 110


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

Classification and Origin of FELTON

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 FELTON 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 FELTON 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 FELTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 290 1.84
White (Hispanic) 263 1.67
Native American/Alaskan 69 0.44
Asian/Pacific 57 0.36
White (Caucasian) 8,361 53.14
Black/African American 6,696 42.56

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

Meaning of FELTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) A small town in England; the rocky or stony hill.

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

FELTON. Parishes and places in cos. Hereford. Northumberland, Somerset, and Shropshire.

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 FELTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FELTON.

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 FELTON

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