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The GARTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,370 8926 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 795 6582 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +2575 -2344 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 324 4865 0.002 20
United Kingdom 1,863 3143 0.004 41
Top States for GARTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 355 7822 0.001 10
Missouri 244 3143 0.004 44
Tennessee 214 3557 0.004 38
Texas 211 8751 0.001 10
Washington 160 4707 0.003 27
Top States for GARTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 103 2333 0.006 57
Wyoming 26 2544 0.005 53
Nebraska 85 2794 0.005 50
Iowa 141 2973 0.005 48
Alaska 28 3247 0.004 45


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

Classification and Origin of GARTON

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 GARTON 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 GARTON 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 GARTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 102 3.03
Black/African American 48 1.42
Mixed Race 32 0.95
Native American/Alaskan 22 0.65
Asian/Pacific 9 0.27
White (Caucasian) 3,157 93.68

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

Meaning of GARTON in historical publications

GARTON. Two parishes in co. York.

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 GARTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GARTON.

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 GARTON

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