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The GORTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,039 7592 0.002 15
United States (1880 census) 1,492 3853 0.003 30
Change since 1880 +2547 -3739 -0.001 -15
Other Countries
Australia 650 2495 0.004 40
United Kingdom 2,176 2752 0.005 47
Top States for GORTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 529 3732 0.003 28
California 370 7507 0.001 11
Michigan 252 4892 0.003 25
Pennsylvania 247 6328 0.002 20
Washington 182 4155 0.003 31
Top States for GORTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 92 1193 0.015 151
Rhode Island 99 1645 0.009 94
New Hampshire 81 2365 0.007 66
Idaho 67 2782 0.005 52
Kansas 106 3186 0.004 39


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

Classification and Origin of GORTON

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 GORTON 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 GORTON 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 GORTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 49 1.21
Black/African American 47 1.16
White (Hispanic) 43 1.06
Asian/Pacific 23 0.57
Native American/Alaskan 19 0.47
White (Caucasian) 3,858 95.52

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

Meaning of GORTON in historical publications

GORTON. A chai;)eh'y in the parish of Manchester.

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 GORTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GORTON.

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 GORTON

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