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The DUNSTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,415 8830 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 572 8667 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +2843 -163 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 136 10859 0.001 8
United Kingdom 154 19180 0.000 3
Top States for DUNSTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 824 1746 0.010 102
Pennsylvania 261 7051 0.002 21
Virginia 251 4014 0.004 35
New York 238 9797 0.001 13
Maryland 221 3281 0.004 42
Top States for DUNSTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 824 1746 0.010 102
Washington DC 46 1595 0.008 80
Maryland 221 3281 0.004 42
Delaware 30 5568 0.004 38
Virginia 251 4014 0.004 35

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

Classification and Origin of DUNSTON

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 DUNSTON 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 DUNSTON 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 DUNSTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 81 2.37
White (Hispanic) 54 1.58
Native American/Alaskan 21 0.61
Asian/Pacific 13 0.38
Black/African American 2,111 61.82
White (Caucasian) 1,135 33.24

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

Meaning of DUNSTON in historical publications

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

Similar names to DUNSTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DUNSTON.

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 DUNSTON

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