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The CASTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,065 9733 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 1,050 5239 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +2015 -4494 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 9 93299 0 1
United Kingdom 122 21824 0 3
Top States for CASTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 306 8984 0.001 9
New York 274 7337 0.001 14
Texas 225 8411 0.001 11
Florida 183 10396 0.001 11
Ohio 154 8970 0.001 14
Top States for CASTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 26 2515 0.005 53
Oregon 151 2990 0.004 44
Iowa 120 3619 0.004 41
Idaho 36 5248 0.003 28
South Dakota 19 7117 0.003 25


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

Classification and Origin of CASTER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 378 12.33
White (Hispanic) 79 2.58
Mixed Race 40 1.31
Native American/Alaskan 18 0.59
Asian/Pacific 12 0.39
White (Caucasian) 2,538 82.81

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

Meaning of CASTER in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of CASTER.

Similar names to CASTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CASTER.

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 CASTER

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