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The HILTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 28,098 1139 0.010 104
United States (1880 census) 7,051 856 0.014 141
Change since 1880 +21047 -283 -0.004 -37
Other Countries
Australia 1,996 808 0.012 122
United Kingdom 11,790 498 0.026 257
Top States for HILTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,042 1269 0.010 98
Florida 1,923 1101 0.012 120
California 1,910 1767 0.006 56
North Carolina 1,526 786 0.019 190
South Carolina 1,383 471 0.034 345
Top States for HILTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 617 368 0.048 484
South Carolina 1,383 471 0.034 345
Utah 661 415 0.030 296
North Carolina 1,526 786 0.019 190
New Hampshire 225 874 0.018 182

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of HILTON

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 HILTON 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 HILTON 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 HILTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 545 1.94
Mixed Race 427 1.52
Asian/Pacific 143 0.51
Native American/Alaskan 138 0.49
White (Caucasian) 22,700 80.79
Black/African American 4,142 14.74

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

Meaning of HILTON in historical publications

HILTON. There are parislies and places so called in many counties, and proliably several distinct families. The great baronial race who flourished in the XIV. cent, derived their name from the Castle of Hylton or Hilton, co. Durham, their ancient seat.

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 HILTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HILTON.

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 HILTON

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