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The ELSTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,423 5846 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 1,494 3850 0.003 30
Change since 1880 +3929 -1996 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 359 4414 0.002 22
United Kingdom 1,949 3032 0.004 42
Top States for ELSTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 457 6268 0.001 13
Alabama 356 1980 0.008 80
Illinois 350 3805 0.003 28
Texas 345 5915 0.002 17
Ohio 343 4183 0.003 30
Top States for ELSTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 356 1980 0.008 80
Wyoming 37 1715 0.007 75
North Dakota 38 2935 0.006 59
Indiana 294 2689 0.005 48
Washington 263 2903 0.004 45


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

Classification and Origin of ELSTON

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 ELSTON 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 ELSTON 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 ELSTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 83 1.53
Mixed Race 67 1.24
Asian/Pacific 25 0.46
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.17
White (Caucasian) 4,106 75.71
Black/African American 1,133 20.89

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

Meaning of ELSTON in historical publications

ELSTON. ELLSTON. Parishes, &c , in cos. Nottingham, Lancaster, &c.

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 ELSTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELSTON.

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 ELSTON

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