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The PATTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 64,772 464 0.024 240
United States (1880 census) 15,111 376 0.030 302
Change since 1880 +49661 -88 -0.006 -62
Other Countries
Australia 859 1911 0.005 53
United Kingdom 3,738 1670 0.008 81
Top States for PATTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 5,284 468 0.025 253
California 4,723 695 0.014 139
Ohio 4,395 264 0.039 387
Tennessee 3,287 242 0.058 578
Pennsylvania 3,173 363 0.026 258
Top States for PATTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 3,287 242 0.058 578
Alabama 2,439 276 0.055 548
Kentucky 2,067 274 0.051 511
Oklahoma 1,684 236 0.049 488
Arkansas 1,204 270 0.045 450


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

Classification and Origin of PATTON

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 PATTON 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 PATTON 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 PATTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 959 1.48
Native American/Alaskan 505 0.78
Asian/Pacific 253 0.39
White (Caucasian) 48,942 75.56
Black/African American 13,071 20.18
Mixed Race 1,049 1.62

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

Meaning of PATTON in historical publications

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

Similar names to PATTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PATTON.

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 PATTON

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