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The KOESTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,036 4609 0.003 26
United States (1880 census) 823 6400 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +6213 +1791 +0.001 +10
Other Countries
Australia 9 98653 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for KOESTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 1,112 1081 0.009 90
Ohio 484 2824 0.004 43
Missouri 464 1520 0.008 83
Minnesota 363 1569 0.007 74
Texas 342 5743 0.002 16
Top States for KOESTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 280 1212 0.010 96
Illinois 1,112 1081 0.009 90
Missouri 464 1520 0.008 83
Nebraska 128 1565 0.007 75
Minnesota 363 1569 0.007 74


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

Classification and Origin of KOESTER

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the KOESTER 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.

Ethnic distribution of KOESTER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 55 0.78
White (Hispanic) 48 0.68
Asian/Pacific 34 0.48
Black/African American 11 0.16
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.09
White (Caucasian) 6,882 97.81

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

Meaning of KOESTER in historical publications

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

Similar names to KOESTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KOESTER.

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 KOESTER

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