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The CRANSTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,128 9531 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 1,037 5290 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +2091 -4241 -0.001 -9
Other Countries
Australia 479 3339 0.003 29
United Kingdom 1,597 3561 0.003 35
Top States for CRANSTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 355 7556 0.001 10
New York 312 6118 0.002 16
Florida 179 10097 0.001 11
Ohio 154 8527 0.001 14
Oregon 141 3050 0.004 41
Top States for CRANSTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 123 3315 0.004 42
Oregon 141 3050 0.004 41
Montana 30 4547 0.003 33
Kansas 82 4027 0.003 31
Rhode Island 23 6554 0.002 22


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

Classification and Origin of CRANSTON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 135 4.32
White (Hispanic) 47 1.5
Mixed Race 43 1.37
Native American/Alaskan 30 0.96
Asian/Pacific 17 0.54
White (Caucasian) 2,856 91.3

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

Meaning of CRANSTON in historical publications

CRANSTON. A parish in Edinburghshire, sometimes written Cranstoun.

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 CRANSTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CRANSTON.

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 CRANSTON

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