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The COSTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,750 6580 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 501 9657 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +4249 +3077 +0.001 +8
Other Countries
Australia 3 196703 0.000 0
United Kingdom 229 15148 0.000 5
Top States for COSTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 519 4591 0.002 25
North Carolina 459 2665 0.006 57
Florida 312 7010 0.002 20
Louisiana 290 2332 0.006 65
Virginia 287 3362 0.004 41
Top States for COSTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 65 2413 0.008 83
Louisiana 290 2332 0.006 65
North Carolina 459 2665 0.006 57
Maine 64 3393 0.005 50
Arkansas 113 3308 0.004 42

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of COSTON

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 COSTON 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 COSTON 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 COSTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 93 1.96
White (Hispanic) 81 1.71
Native American/Alaskan 23 0.48
Asian/Pacific 16 0.34
Black/African American 2,320 48.84
White (Caucasian) 2,217 46.67

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

Meaning of COSTON in historical publications

COSTON. Parislies in cos. Leicester aud Norfolk.

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 COSTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COSTON.

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 COSTON

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