Last Name BATTEN


Meaning The son of Bartholomew, from the nickname Bat or Bate, diminutive Batt-in. Like in 'viol-in,' a little viol.
Origin English, Irish, South african

Rank 4,492 (2000 US census) 3,759 (1990 US census)
Count 7,267 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 85.62%, or 6222 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 10.97%, or 797 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.45%, or 33 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.55%, or 40 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.29%, or 94 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.11%, or 81 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Shortest baby names

We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880. There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.

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Longest baby names

The longest first name, consisting of 12 characters, from the baby names reported since the year 1880 in the United States is Francisquita.

There are three names consisting of 11 characters: Christopher, Margueritta, and Margueritte

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

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