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The ASTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,743 8154 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 804 6513 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +2939 -1641 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 708 2284 0.004 43
United Kingdom 6,864 913 0.015 149
Top States for ASTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 570 3946 0.003 27
California 523 5462 0.002 15
Pennsylvania 397 3869 0.003 32
Utah 197 1560 0.009 88
Ohio 169 8022 0.001 15
Top States for ASTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 197 1560 0.009 88
Idaho 59 3173 0.005 46
West Virginia 73 2955 0.004 40
Oklahoma 122 3756 0.004 35
Pennsylvania 397 3869 0.003 32


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

Classification and Origin of ASTON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ASTON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the ASTON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of ASTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 173 4.62
Mixed Race 77 2.06
White (Hispanic) 75 2
Asian/Pacific 27 0.72
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.4
White (Caucasian) 3,376 90.2

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ASTON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ASTON in historical publications

(origin: Sax. Local) A corruption of Eston or Easton, the east town.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

ASTON. The Gazetteer of England contains nearly fifty Astons, and above twenty armorial coats are assigned to the name. Lord Aston's family descend from Aston, CO. Stafford in the XIII. cent. E"AT. ATE. ATTE. ATTEN. A common prefix to early surnames, to designate the locality of the bearer's residence, as Atte-Wood, by or near a wood ; AttTree, at the tree ; Attcn-Oke, near or at the oak, ka. The N mAtten was added for euphony before a voM'el. These were common forms in the fourteenth century. Subsequently At or Atte was softened to A, as A'Gate for At-Gate, ABroke for At- Brook, &e. Many names are so written do\l to the time of Elizabeth and later. In some instances the At or Att is still retained, as in Att■wood, Atwells, Atwater, Attree, &c. Sometimes the final N of Atten is made to coalesce with the name, though the Atte is di-opped, and hence we get such names as Noakes (Atten- Oke), Nash (Atten-Ash), &c. The following names with these prefixes are met with in medieval documents. Several of them are now extinct, but the others remain in forms variously modified. I shall add exilanatory words where necessary, but most of the names will be found in their proper places in the Dictionary. Ate or Atte — barre — berne (barn) — briggc (bridge) — brok (brook) — brug (bridge) — brugeende (at the bridge end) — bury — burn — chirche — chyrchene (at the church end, i.e., of the village) — churchehaye (churchyard) — cleyf (clift) — croch (See Crouch) — crundle — cumbe (See Combe) — dam (weir or river dam) — dene (SeeDeau) — dich (ditch) — di'ove (droveway for cattle) — dune (a down or bill) — elme (tree) — felde (field) — feu, fenne

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to ASTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ASTON.

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.

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

Potential typos for ASTON

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