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The AUSTIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 113,160 241 0.042 420
United States (1880 census) 28,426 179 0.057 569
Change since 1880 +84734 -62 -0.015 -149
Other Countries
Australia 5,636 243 0.034 345
United Kingdom 21,355 256 0.046 465
Top States for AUSTIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 8,204 390 0.024 242
Texas 7,635 323 0.037 366
Florida 6,997 250 0.044 438
New York 6,347 219 0.033 334
North Carolina 6,039 148 0.075 750
Top States for AUSTIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 624 68 0.102 1,025
Maine 1,249 137 0.098 980
Alabama 3,465 174 0.078 779
Tennessee 4,377 174 0.077 769
North Carolina 6,039 148 0.075 750


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

Classification and Origin of AUSTIN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the AUSTIN 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 AUSTIN 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 AUSTIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 917 0.81
Asian/Pacific 566 0.5
White (Caucasian) 78,725 69.57
Black/African American 28,856 25.5
Mixed Race 2,026 1.79
White (Hispanic) 2,060 1.82

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

Meaning of AUSTIN in historical publications

(origin: Latin.) A contraction of Augustine, from Augustinus, imperial, royal, great, renowned.

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

AUSTEN. AUSTIN. Augustine, the well-known baptismal name, so abbreviated in 0. B'r. and Eug. The Lond. Direct, presents us with a Mr. Austing.

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 AUSTIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AUSTIN.

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 AUSTIN

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