Last Name EATON


Meaning Local: Of Eaton. There are townships so termed in counties Berksm Cheshire, Derby, and Salop; parishes in counties Derby, Stafford, Berks, etc. The place-name and surname are now all but invariably spelt Eaton.
Local: From 'ea,' water, and 'ton,' a town. There are several parishes in England by this name.
Origin English, Scottish, Anglo-Saxon, Jewish, French, German, Irish, South african

Rank 676 (2000 US census) 594 (1990 US census)
Count 46,403 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 86.74%, or 40250 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 9.49%, or 4404 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.44%, or 204 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.61%, or 283 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.24%, or 575 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.48%, or 687 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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