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The GASTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 18,348 1797 0.007 68
United States (1880 census) 3,732 1644 0.007 75
Change since 1880 +14616 -153 0 -7
Other Countries
Australia 321 4903 0.002 20
United Kingdom 1,023 5180 0.002 22
Top States for GASTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,963 1369 0.009 94
California 1,187 2848 0.004 35
Florida 1,088 2028 0.007 68
Alabama 981 822 0.022 221
Illinois 957 1412 0.008 77
Top States for GASTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 981 822 0.022 221
Arkansas 466 817 0.017 174
South Carolina 686 1037 0.017 171
Mississippi 456 1047 0.016 160
Washington DC 85 832 0.015 149


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

Classification and Origin of GASTON

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 GASTON 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 GASTON 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 GASTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 758 4.13
Mixed Race 387 2.11
Asian/Pacific 94 0.51
Native American/Alaskan 64 0.35
White (Caucasian) 9,888 53.89
Black/African American 7,158 39.01

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

Meaning of GASTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) From Gastein, a town in Bavaria. Also a brave or valorous man, from Gais, Gaelic, bravery, valor, and duin, a man.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

GASTON. I. A grassy enclosure. A

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 GASTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GASTON.

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 GASTON

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