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The HEATON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,700 2424 0.005 51
United States (1880 census) 3,324 1846 0.007 66
Change since 1880 +10376 -578 -0.002 -15
Other Countries
Australia 877 1870 0.005 54
United Kingdom 7,045 891 0.015 153
Top States for HEATON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 924 3372 0.003 27
Utah 820 309 0.037 367
Florida 787 2681 0.005 49
Texas 753 3125 0.004 36
Illinois 737 1776 0.006 59
Top States for HEATON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 820 309 0.037 367
South Carolina 524 1303 0.013 131
Tennessee 691 1318 0.012 121
Idaho 142 1241 0.011 110
Alabama 458 1597 0.010 103


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

Classification and Origin of HEATON

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 HEATON 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 HEATON 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 HEATON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 203 1.48
White (Hispanic) 196 1.43
Mixed Race 173 1.26
Native American/Alaskan 70 0.51
Asian/Pacific 53 0.39
White (Caucasian) 13,005 94.93

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

Meaning of HEATON in historical publications

HEATON. A parish in co. York, and townships in cos. Lancaster, Chester, Xorthimiberland, kc. Heaton, co. Lancaster, gave name to a family in very early times, and from them sprang the Heatons of North 'Wales.

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

(origin: Saxon. Local) The high town or hill, from Hea, high, and ton.

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

Similar names to HEATON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEATON.

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 HEATON

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