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The MILTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 19,899 1652 0.007 74
United States (1880 census) 3,638 1686 0.007 73
Change since 1880 +16261 +34 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 1,513 1082 0.009 93
United Kingdom 5,924 1062 0.013 129
Top States for MILTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 1,838 1194 0.012 115
California 1,422 2377 0.004 42
Texas 1,370 1888 0.007 66
Georgia 1,266 912 0.015 155
Louisiana 1,188 571 0.027 266
Top States for MILTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 1,188 571 0.027 266
Alabama 729 1095 0.016 164
Georgia 1,266 912 0.015 155
Mississippi 426 1106 0.015 150
Arkansas 340 1127 0.013 127


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

Classification and Origin of MILTON

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 MILTON 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 MILTON 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 MILTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 370 1.86
Mixed Race 362 1.82
Native American/Alaskan 123 0.62
Asian/Pacific 76 0.38
Black/African American 9,030 45.38
White (Caucasian) 9,936 49.93

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

Meaning of MILTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) From the town of Milton, in Kent, England. The mill-town, from the Saxon miln, a mill, and ton; or the middle town.

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

MILTON. SeennderMiddleton. Twentyfour places called Milton are given in the Eng. Gazetteer, and the Ordnance Survey shows many more in various counties.

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 MILTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MILTON.

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 MILTON

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