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The COULTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 20,252 1622 0.008 75
United States (1880 census) 4,415 1408 0.009 88
Change since 1880 +15837 -214 -0.001 -13
Other Countries
Australia 1,270 1305 0.008 78
United Kingdom 4,155 1513 0.009 90
Top States for COULTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,724 1910 0.005 51
Texas 1,247 1969 0.006 60
Pennsylvania 1,243 1145 0.010 101
Kentucky 1,108 556 0.027 274
Florida 1,012 2069 0.006 63
Top States for COULTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 1,108 556 0.027 274
West Virginia 260 1066 0.014 144
Arkansas 348 1042 0.013 130
Tennessee 731 1234 0.013 128
Kansas 339 875 0.013 126


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

Classification and Origin of COULTER

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 COULTER 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 COULTER 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 COULTER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 288 1.42
Mixed Race 271 1.34
Asian/Pacific 81 0.4
Native American/Alaskan 63 0.31
White (Caucasian) 17,714 87.47
Black/African American 1,837 9.07

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

Meaning of COULTER in historical publications

COULTER. A lake at St. Nynians, cc

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 COULTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COULTER.

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 COULTER

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