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The PELTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,177 6108 0.002 19
United States (1880 census) 2,069 2897 0.004 41
Change since 1880 +3108 -3211 -0.002 -22
Other Countries
Australia 17 59828 0.000 1
United Kingdom 101 23834 0.000 2
Top States for PELTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 530 1908 0.005 53
Texas 446 4337 0.002 21
New York 434 4014 0.002 23
California 429 5939 0.001 13
Ohio 345 3661 0.003 30
Top States for PELTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 86 2327 0.007 67
North Dakota 42 2255 0.007 65
New Hampshire 68 2498 0.006 55
Michigan 530 1908 0.005 53
Idaho 53 3153 0.004 41


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

Classification and Origin of PELTON

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 PELTON 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 PELTON 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 PELTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 142 2.74
White (Hispanic) 82 1.58
Mixed Race 77 1.49
Asian/Pacific 20 0.39
Native American/Alaskan 14 0.27
White (Caucasian) 4,842 93.53

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

Meaning of PELTON in historical publications

PELTON. Peldon, a parish in Essex.

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 PELTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PELTON.

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 PELTON

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