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The LITTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,420 6992 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 983 5530 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +3437 -1462 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 61 21769 0.000 4
United Kingdom 262 13878 0.001 6
Top States for LITTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 391 5225 0.002 19
Tennessee 342 2387 0.006 60
Ohio 317 4354 0.003 28
Missouri 260 2848 0.005 46
California 255 10135 0.001 8
Top States for LITTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 199 1310 0.011 110
Tennessee 342 2387 0.006 60
Kentucky 229 2342 0.006 57
Louisiana 218 2659 0.005 49
Missouri 260 2848 0.005 46

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

Classification and Origin of LITTON

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 LITTON 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 LITTON 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 LITTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 70 1.58
White (Hispanic) 70 1.58
Mixed Race 49 1.11
Asian/Pacific 27 0.61
Native American/Alaskan 14 0.32
White (Caucasian) 4,190 94.8

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

Meaning of LITTON in historical publications

LITTON. Parishes, &c., in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Derby, and York.

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 LITTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LITTON.

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 LITTON

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