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The NEWTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 72,328 400 0.027 268
United States (1880 census) 19,258 277 0.039 385
Change since 1880 +53070 -123 -0.012 -117
Other Countries
Australia 6,357 210 0.039 389
United Kingdom 28,105 178 0.061 612
Top States for NEWTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 5,550 437 0.027 266
California 5,512 577 0.016 163
Florida 4,365 420 0.027 273
North Carolina 3,883 275 0.048 482
Georgia 3,308 290 0.040 404
Top States for NEWTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 2,883 171 0.071 713
Vermont 388 166 0.064 637
Alabama 2,473 269 0.056 556
South Carolina 1,983 293 0.049 494
North Carolina 3,883 275 0.048 482


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

Classification and Origin of NEWTON

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 NEWTON 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 NEWTON 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 NEWTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 521 0.72
Asian/Pacific 318 0.44
White (Caucasian) 56,344 77.9
Black/African American 12,831 17.74
Mixed Race 1,128 1.56
White (Hispanic) 1,186 1.64

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

Meaning of NEWTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) The name of several small towns in England--the new town.

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

Similar names to NEWTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NEWTON.

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 NEWTON

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