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The KENTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,588 16625 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 477 10046 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +1111 -6579 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 41 29998 0.000 3
United Kingdom 566 8135 0.001 12
Top States for KENTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 205 12609 0.001 6
Delaware 130 1085 0.017 166
Florida 94 18418 0.001 6
New York 86 22029 0.000 5
Illinois 78 17534 0.001 6
Top States for KENTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 130 1085 0.017 166
Kansas 74 4676 0.003 28
South Dakota 19 7249 0.003 25
Nebraska 39 7133 0.002 23
Oregon 52 8422 0.002 15

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

Classification and Origin of KENTON

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 KENTON 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 KENTON 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 KENTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 222 13.98
Native American/Alaskan 147 9.26
White (Hispanic) 54 3.4
White (Caucasian) 1,147 72.23
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of KENTON in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of KENTON.

Similar names to KENTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KENTON.

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 KENTON

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