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The BARSTOW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,877 14559 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 871 6117 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +1006 -8442 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 39 30985 0.000 2
United Kingdom 536 8426 0.001 12
Top States for BARSTOW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 218 11444 0.001 6
Ohio 164 7963 0.001 14
Massachusetts 157 5222 0.002 25
Florida 105 15898 0.001 7
Michigan 95 12859 0.001 10
Top States for BARSTOW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 79 2598 0.006 62
New Hampshire 58 3039 0.005 47
Massachusetts 157 5222 0.002 25
Connecticut 60 7424 0.002 18
Alaska 11 8417 0.002 18


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

Classification and Origin of BARSTOW

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 BARSTOW 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 BARSTOW 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 BARSTOW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 33 1.76
Mixed Race 25 1.33
Asian/Pacific 13 0.69
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.59
Black/African American 5 0.27
White (Caucasian) 1,790 95.36

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

Meaning of BARSTOW in historical publications

(origin: Local) May have various significations. Barr, the top of a hill, and stow, a place or depository. Bar, in the Gaelic, Welsh, and Cornish-British, means the summit or top of any thing. The Gaelic or Irish aran and barr, signify bread, a crop of grain; Welsh, bar, bread, an ear of corn; Saxon, bar and bere, corn, barley. Barstow, a place where grain is stored.

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

Similar names to BARSTOW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BARSTOW.

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 BARSTOW

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