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The FOSTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 360 53782 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 18 75548 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +342 +21766 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 15 63716 0.000 1
United Kingdom 249 14374 0.001 5
Top States for FOSTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 84 8154 0.001 10
Texas 58 24525 0.000 3
Illinois 33 40391 0.000 3
Missouri 28 22138 0.001 5
California 21 96608 0.000 1
Top States for FOSTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 84 8154 0.001 10
Delaware 5 24666 0.001 6
Missouri 28 22138 0.001 5
Texas 58 24525 0.000 3
Alabama 12 19211 0.000 3

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

Classification and Origin of FOSTON

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 FOSTON 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 FOSTON 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 FOSTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 312 86.67
White (Caucasian) 30 8.33
Mixed Race 11 3.06
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of FOSTON in historical publications

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

Similar names to FOSTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FOSTON.

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 FOSTON

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