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The LAWTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,272 2488 0.005 49
United States (1880 census) 4,948 1250 0.010 99
Change since 1880 +8324 -1238 -0.005 -50
Other Countries
Australia 1,252 1322 0.008 77
United Kingdom 9,207 649 0.020 200
Top States for LAWTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,369 1321 0.007 72
Florida 1,083 1912 0.007 68
California 1,010 3104 0.003 30
Massachusetts 730 1229 0.011 115
Pennsylvania 682 2230 0.006 56
Top States for LAWTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 236 574 0.023 225
South Carolina 641 1028 0.016 160
New Hampshire 167 1166 0.014 135
Vermont 81 1350 0.013 133
Massachusetts 730 1229 0.011 115


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

Classification and Origin of LAWTON

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 LAWTON 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 LAWTON 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 LAWTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 224 1.69
White (Hispanic) 179 1.35
Asian/Pacific 90 0.68
Native American/Alaskan 45 0.34
White (Caucasian) 10,039 75.64
Black/African American 2,696 20.31

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

Meaning of LAWTON in historical publications

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

Similar names to LAWTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LAWTON.

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 LAWTON

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