Various estimates have been made of the numbers of Dentons living today and existing in archives.
One database (coadb.com) suggests that there are 33,000 (or 70.1%) Dentons in the United States (commenting that most of these live in Tennessee), 9,000 (or 19.2%) in England, 2,000 (4.3%) in Australia, 2,000 (4.3%) in South Africa and 1,000 (2.1%) in Canada – which appears to be exhibiting a spurious accuracy.
Another database (forebears.io) is a little more detailed and identifies 58,630 Dentons in 92 countries – though 25 of these countries have just one Denton!
It talks of 39,020 (or 67%) of Dentons being in the USA, but they place 11% in Texas, 8% in Tennessee and 7% in North Carolina…
It identiifes 10,428 (or 17.8%) in the UK, with 3,108 (5.3%) in Australia, 1,378 (2,4%) in Canada, 991 (%) in Jamaica, 934 (1.6%) in South Africa, 812 (1.4%) in New Zealand, 160 (0.3%) in France, 139 (0.2%) in Mexico and 96 (0.16%)in Nigeria…
It adds that Denton as a forename is also used by 7,524 people, making it the 74,067th most common forename. As a surname, Denton is the 9,630th most commonly held last name on earth and is held by around 1 in 124,297 people.
The same site talks of its growing presence as a surname. The frequency of Denton has changed over time, in The United States the share of the population with this last name expanded 599% between 1880 and 2014. While from 1881 to 2014 in England it expanded 191%; in Wales it expanded 929%; in Scotland it expanded 1,800% – and in Ireland it expanded 405% between 1901 and 2014.
In the USA Dentons are over 16% more likely to register as a Republican than the national average, with some 63% so registered. Overall they earn 1.6% less than the national average.
Ancestry USA says it has identified 239,000 census records available for the last name Denton, added to these it has some 15,000 immigration records and 32,000 military records for the Denton surname.
|Note on shorthand acronyms being used in the DFB:|
– GGF1 / GGM1 – means first great-grandfather /mother;
– GU11 / GA11 – means eleventh great-uncle / great-aunt;
– 1C3 – means first cousin three times removed