Explore the Family Name Toth

The meaning of Toth

1. Hungarian (Tóth): from an old spelling of tót, a Hungarian ethnic name for a Slovak or Slovenian, and also for a Croat speaking the Kajkavian language, which is very close to Slovenian. This surname is also found in Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia, where it is more commonly spelled Tot (beside Toth and Tóth), and in Slovakia and Romania. 2. German: nickname from Middle High German tōt ‘death’. 3. German: relationship name or nickname from Middle High German tote ‘godfather’. Some characteristic forenames: Hungarian Zoltan, Tibor, Laszlo, Sandor, Bela, Geza, Attila, Gabor, Endre, Kalman, Andras, Jozsef.

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How common is the last name Toth in the United States?

Based on the Decennial U.S. Census data, the popularity of the surname Toth has seen a slight decrease between 2000 and 2010. In 2000, it was ranked as the 1649th most popular surname, but by 2010, it had dropped down to the 1826th position, marking a decline of approximately 10.73%. The actual count of individuals with this surname also fell from 19,918 in 2000 to 19,606 in 2010, a reduction of about 1.57%. Consequently, the proportion per 100,000 people also experienced a dip from 7.38 to 6.65, signifying a decrease of nearly 9.89%.

Proportion per 100k7.386.65-9.89%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Toth

Analyzing the ethnic identity of individuals bearing the surname Toth, the Decennial U.S. Census data shows that the majority of them identified as White in both 2000 and 2010, though there was a minor reduction of about 1.02% over the decade. Individuals identifying as Hispanic saw the most significant increase, rising by 59.68% from 1.24% in 2000 to 1.98% in 2010. Additionally, those identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander and Black respectively expanded by 28.85% and 21.74%. The proportion of individuals identifying as Two or more races increased slightly by 7.84%, while those identifying as American Indian and Alaskan Native decreased by 13.64%.

Two or More Races1.02%1.1%7.84%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.52%0.67%28.85%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.22%0.19%-13.64%

Toth ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Toth is Eastern European, which comprises 32.6% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are British & Irish (23.3%) and French & German (22.7%). Additional ancestries include Greek & Balkan, Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish, Spanish & Portuguese, and Scandinavian.

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Eastern European32.6%
British & Irish23.3%
French & German22.7%

Possible origins of the surname Toth

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Toth have recent ancestry locations spanning a few countries, mostly in United Kingdom, and Poland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Greater London, United Kingdom55.80%
Merseyside, United Kingdom55.80%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom55.40%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom55.40%
West Midlands, United Kingdom55.20%

What Toth haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Toth is I-S17250, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup I-S17250 is descended from haplogroup I-M170. Other common haplogroups include R-CTS3402 and R-M417, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Novak, Nagy, Urban, Szabo, Horvath, Schultz, Nowak, Ivanov, Kowalski, Richter.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Toth surname are: H1, T2b, H. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

tothPaternal Haplogroup Origins I-M170

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Toth have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.



Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Toth" Surname 48.4%

23andMe Users 41.3%




When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Toth" Surname 23.4%

23andMe Users 27.9%



Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Toth" Surname 16.6%

23andMe Users 21.1%




A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Toth" Surname 16.9%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Toth?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Toth are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Eastern European 60.6%

23andMe Users 57.2%