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The LINTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,660 2428 0.005 51
United States (1880 census) 3,034 2014 0.006 61
Change since 1880 +10626 -414 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 810 2007 0.005 50
United Kingdom 3,635 1722 0.008 79
Top States for LINTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 1,333 1576 0.008 83
Texas 938 2519 0.004 45
California 850 3634 0.003 25
New York 800 2418 0.004 42
Michigan 642 1791 0.006 65
Top States for LINTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 95 1516 0.012 121
Maryland 631 978 0.012 119
Kentucky 414 1423 0.010 102
West Virginia 161 1644 0.009 89
Florida 1,333 1576 0.008 83


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

Classification and Origin of LINTON

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 LINTON 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 LINTON 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 LINTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 275 2.01
Mixed Race 195 1.43
Native American/Alaskan 173 1.27
Asian/Pacific 51 0.37
White (Caucasian) 9,955 72.88
Black/African American 3,011 22.04

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

Meaning of LINTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) From Lin, a lake or pool, and ton, a town. A parish in Roxburgshire, Scotland.

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

LINTON. Parishes and places in cos. Roxburgh, Haddington, Cambridge, Derby, Devon, Lincohi, Hereford, Kent, York, &c.

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 LINTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LINTON.

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 LINTON

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