FOSTER

American Surname Summary Data for FOSTER

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 221,040 87 0.082 819
United States (1880 census) 59,323 62 0.119 1,186
Change since 1880 +161717 -25 -0.037 -367
Other Countries
Australia 10,167 110 0.062 622
United Kingdom 54,358 75 0.118 1,184

Top States for FOSTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 17,316 113 0.083 830
California 16,699 148 0.049 493
Florida 11,874 117 0.074 743
Ohio 9,492 84 0.084 836
New York 9,177 120 0.048 484
Top States for FOSTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 1,974 59 0.155 1,548
Alabama 6,517 80 0.147 1,465
South Carolina 5,621 80 0.140 1,401
Arkansas 3,584 63 0.134 1,341
Oklahoma 4,582 60 0.133 1,328

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FOSTER.

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.

The most likely matches are shown first.

FOISTER
FEASTER
FORSTER
FORESTER
HESTER
LISTER
COTTER
NESTER
PONTER
FOOTER
EASTER
COSTER
FORBER
OSLER
FRATER
FOWLER
MORTER
TESTER
BOLTER
LYSTER
ROSHER
HOSTLER
ROSIER
OSTLER
ROSER
FUTTER
FOSTER
VOSPER
FORRESTER
HOSLER
HOSIER
BOLSTER
HOSMER
BESTER
PESTER
GASTER
COSIER
HOLTER
COOTER
KESTER
POTTER
PORTER
FISHER
CASTER
FOSSEY
GLOSTER
JESTER
CUSTER
COSTEN
FOSTON

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

FOSETR FSOTER FOTSER OFSTER FOSTE FOSTEA FOSTERA FOSTERE FOSTERI FOSTERO